Ottawa, October 16, 2019.- The associations of Cubans residing in Canada sent a letter to the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland, in which they requested that Ottawa maintains its traditional support to the resolution against the blockade of the United States, which Cuba will present once again to the General Assembly of the United Nations on November 6 and 7.
"The associations of Cubans residing in Canada are proud that the Canadian Government has traditionally voted against this obsolete and failed attempt by the United States to resolve its dispute with Cuba by punishing its people, who have suffered severely and have been deprived of their right to a better quality of life for more than half a century, the letter states. And it adds: "As Cuban-Canadians, we hope that this time, this our second homeland, will once again honor its tradition of justice and respect for international laws”.
The signatories also referred to the activation of the illegal Title III of the Helms- Burton Act. "The euphemistically named ´embargo´, still implemented with all its strength and in the last few weeks reinforced by the Trump administration to levels never before seen with Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, having a negative impact in the most vulnerable sectors of Cuban society.
The letter was signed by the Juan Gualberto Gómez Association of Cubans Residents in Toronto, Somos Cuba Association of Cubans Residents in Montreal, the Cuban Community in Montreal, Canada and the Association of Cubans Residents in Ottawa-Gatineau.
The full text of the letter can be found at:
Embassy of Cuba in Canada