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Support for motion against US blockade against Cuba grows in Canada

Support for motion against US blockade against Cuba grows in Canada

Ottawa, Jun 3 (Prensa Latina) A petition registered by Canadian parliamentarian Niki Ashton against the United States' blockade against Cuba has reached more than 1,000 signatures, diplomatic sources reported on Thursday.
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The motion, presented by the legislator on May 28, and promoted by Isaac Saney, co-president of the Canadian network of Solidarity with Cuba, asks the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to request that United States authorities cease this policy of sanctions, as well as the campaign of subversion, hostility and aggression against Cuba.

It also calls on Canadian federal authorities to urge the White House to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

The petition asks the Trudeau administration to enforce local laws, in particular the law against Foreign Extraterritorial Measures, in order to preserve Canadian sovereignty and ensure that local companies do not join the actions imposed by Washington on Cuba.

The petition recalls that the United States Government has imposed economic sanctions that entail a real war against Cuba for more than 60 years, and constitute the main obstacle to Cuba’s economic and social development.

The document, shared on Facebook by Cuban Ambassador to Canada Josefina Vidal, also points out that the US Government is pressuring and coercing other countries to participate in this regime of punitive measures against Cuba.

‘The economic-financial sanctions by the United States and the campaign of subversion against Cuba constitute a violation of international law, self-determination and the human rights of the Cuban people.’


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