Up-to-date information of interest to Canadians and Cubans living in Canada on measures for recovery after the pandemic are described below.
Ottawa, June 13, 2020 - On June 11, the Cuban government informed about the measures to be implemented for the gradual recovery of the country's activity after the COVID-19 epidemic. In this summary you will find the most relevant measures of greatest interest to Canadian citizens and Cubans living in Canada.
The re-opening plan will be gradual and asymmetric, and has 3 phases.
Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs states its strong rejection of the slanderous inclusion of Cuba in a US State Department list of countries which are allegedly not cooperating fully with US efforts against terrorism that was made public on May 13, 2020 and that was strongly rejected by President Miguel Díaz-Canel. Bermúdez.
Ottawa, May 19, 2020. - This afternoon, Tuesday, May 19, the 13th National Meeting of Cuban Residents in Canada took place, organized virtually by the associations "Somos Cuba" of Montreal, "Community of Cubans in Canada" of Montreal, "Cubans Residing in Ottawa - Gatineau" and "Juan Gualberto Gomez" of Toronto.
During the event, which gives continuity to the one held in the city of Toronto on May 17, 2019, and coincides this time with the commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the fall in combat of the National Hero José Martí, the participants ratified their commitment to Martí's ideology by reaffirming their support from abroad for the causes of our people and the defense of Cuba's sovereignty.
Ottawa, May 10, 2020 - Stéphane Bergeron, Member of Parliament and Foreign Affairs Critic for the Bloc Québécois Party, authorized the registration in the House of Commons of the petition of a Quebec citizen in favour of lifting the US blockade against Cuba.
The petition requests the government of Canada, through the Minister of Foreign Affairs, to demand the United States government to lift the blockade on Cuba.