Ottawa has not criticized the devastating U.S. sanctions. Quite the opposite. It has egged the bully on. Canada has imposed four rounds of its own unilateral sanctions on Venezuela, writes Bianca Mugyenyi.
Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne, pictured in Ottawa on Feb. 6, 2020, directed his July 5 Venezuela Independence Day commemoration to Guaido and three days later tweeted, 'Canada stands in support of Juan Guaido,' writes Bianca Mugyenyi.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
MONTREAL—This is what empowering a bully looks like. The Canadian government is supporting Donald Trump’s efforts to starve Venezuelans.
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Justice Canada has more recently been using ‘they’ as a singular gender-neutral pronoun on a piecemeal basis, but the gendered nature of the French language requires study, with a review currently underway.
In its first budget in more than two years, Ottawa is also allocating $11-million to help tackle anti-Asian racism in the wake of a pandemic year that has seen a ‘disturbing trend’ of reported incidents.