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Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee  Thank you for the question, sir. Since you are asking me a question about Canada‚Äôs foreign policy, I would say that with regard to the Haitian issue, Canada must develop a measured and respectful foreign policy. Canada should also find its own way in this crisis and not simply s

November 4th, 2022Committee meeting

Dr. Chalmers LaRose

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee  The international community must continue to engage with Haiti in order to protect human rights and help those who are suffering.

November 4th, 2022Committee meeting

Dr. Chalmers LaRose

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee  Addressing the problem from a human rights standpoint is always an exercise in damage control, as it's called. It's a band-aid solution. It covers up the wound, but it doesn't fix the problem. It's a superficial response that doesn't address the underlying issue. What Haiti needs

November 4th, 2022Committee meeting

Dr. Chalmers LaRose

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee  Yes, there most certainly is. From the outset, there has been a direct connection between domestic and outside forces, in Haiti. That's why I began my presentation by providing some context on how the country of Haiti came to be. That history has had enormous ramifications when i

November 4th, 2022Committee meeting

Dr. Chalmers LaRose

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee  Thank you for your question, sir. I understand that your committee's focus is human rights. To look at the Haitian problem through that lens is the wrong approach. Of course, human rights in Haiti is a vitally important issue. Extreme human rights abuses are happening in Haiti,

November 4th, 2022Committee meeting

Dr. Chalmers LaRose

November 4th, 2022Committee meeting

Dr. Chalmers LaRose

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee  I had not finished my speech, but according to your question, I will say the following. The situation in Haiti is complex, but also simple. It is a situation that has been going on for a while. The problem in Haiti is a lack of security. How now to handle the security question

November 4th, 2022Committee meeting

Dr. Chalmers LaRose

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee  It would take me a long time to comment on this. I think there was a reading of the situation in Haiti that goes to the history of the army in Haiti. You have to take into account that the army we had before 1994 was built by the Americans in 1940 when they invaded Haiti. They

November 4th, 2022Committee meeting

Dr. Chalmers LaRose

Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee  Esteemed members of the subcommittee, thank you for inviting me today. I am pleased to be here as part of your study on the current situation in Haiti. I am Haitian, I am an expert on international relations, and I have been watching the political situation in Haiti. That is the

November 4th, 2022Committee meeting

Dr. Chalmers LaRose