Canadian Dimension: Canada helped destabilize Haiti. It’s time for us to back away

Canadian and Argentinian peacekeepers on foot patrol in Gonaives, Haiti following the overthrow of the country’s first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Photo courtesy the Department of National Defence. During times of instability in Haiti, progressives both in the Caribbean nation and abroad often fear impending US military intervention. This

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Canadian Dimension: Does Canada’s unilateral sanctions regime violate international law?

According to CD columnist Yves Engler, Canada’s unilateral sanctions regime runs afoul of the principle of self-determination and people’s right to development. Photo from iStock. Is Canada breaking international law when it applies to unilateral coercive economic measures, commonly referred to as sanctions? Most countries and international law experts believe

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Canadian Dimension: Racial capitalism and the betrayal of Haiti

PetroCaribe Challenge protestors in Haiti, August 19, 2018. Photo from Wikimedia Commons. Domination by multinational corporations and “light-skinned” local capitalists—that’s the story of Haiti as illustrated by one recent event. The day after his already paper-thin constitutional legitimacy completely eroded, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse gave significant amounts of the country’s

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