Cuba in Canada

Statement from Government of Canada for Canadians doing business in Cuba

May 3, 2019.- Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada and Department of Justice Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today issued the following statement regarding Canadian businesses operating in Cuba:

“As of May 2, 2019, the United States government has fully implemented Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996, commonly known as the Helms-Burton Act.


Cuban Film Mantis' Nest successfully exhibited in Toronto

Toronto, April 21, 2019.- On Saturday night, Mantis Nest by Cuban director Arturo Soto, was successfully exhibited, as part of the Toronto Latin American Film Festival (LATAFF), organized by the Hispanic Canadian Heritage Council.

One of the protagonists of the cast, the renowned Cuban actor Luis Alberto García, presented the film. The Canadian public, aware of the island's cultural activity, shared with the actor about the development of production, the drama of the characters that make up a love triangle that survives several decades, until its end in the 90s, while interested in current and future plans in the career of the popular actor.

Among the audience, there was a representation of the Cuban community based in Toronto, members of the board of the Association of Cubans "Juan Gualberto Gómez" and members of groups of Solidarity with Cuba in Toronto.

OCC Statement on Trump Administration's Latest Attacks Against Cuba

Step Up Opposition to Illegal U.S. Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade of Cuba
Trump Administration Enforces Titles III and IV of Helms-Burton Act

On April 17, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the Trump Administration will end the suspension of Titles III and IV of the Helms-Burton Act.

Trump’s Push to Make Cuba ‘Surrender’ Will Fail, Negotiator Says

The Cuban negotiator who normalized relations with the U.S. during the Obama administration said President Donald Trump’s push to dismantle the deal won’t dislodge the communist regime in Havana.

Cuba endured almost 60 years of U.S. aggression and can survive another bout of antagonism from Washington, Josefina Vidal, now Cuba’s ambassador to Canada, said in an interview. The latest White House measures to squeeze the Caribbean nation include curbs on travel, a cap on remittances and allowing lawsuits over confiscated property, a step that’s prompted criticism by U.S. allies.