Ottawa, October 24, 2019.- The Quebec-Cuba Solidarity Roundtable sent a letter to the Canadian Foreign Minister, Chrystia Freeland, requesting that Ottawa maintain its traditional support for the Cuban resolution against the blockade imposed by the United States, which Cuba will present again to the General Assembly of the United Nations, on November 6 and 7 of the current year.
"The members and organizations of the Quebec-Cuba Solidarity Roundtable hope that, for the 28th consecutive year, the General Assembly of the United Nations will adopt the resolution in favor of ending the blockade by a large majority, just as in 2018, and hope that the Government of Canada will join the international community and renew its support. They also hope that it will oppose any amendment or motion to alter the resolution, or any attempt that might affect its presentation”.
The letter also mentioned the activation of the illegal Title III of the Helms-Burton Law and the damages that the blockade causes to the Cuban people and its economy: "Since 2019, the blockade has been considerably strengthened, which has negative effects for the Cuban people and its economy, particularly in respect of extraterritorial measures”. The United States has even imposed fines on companies that supply fuel to Cuba.
The Quebec-Cuba Solidarity Roundtable emphasized that the U.S. blockade against Cuba is aimed at harming our people: "All these measures are aimed at strangling the Cuban economy and harming the people. Between April 2018 and March 2019, the blockade caused losses estimated at $4,343.6 million and, during the six decades in which it has been implemented, $138,843.4 million in current value.
The full text of the letter in French is attached.
Embassy of Cuba in Canada