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e-3640 (Foreign affairs)

E-petition
Initiated by Isaac Saney from Halifax, Nova Scotia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The Government of the United States wages an economic war against Cuba, which is the principal obstacle to Cuba’s social and economic development, causing damages exceeding $100 billion;
  • The Government of the United States pressures and coerces other countries to participate in its more than 60-year economic war against Cuba;
  • The Government of the United States relentlessly organizes, finances, and orchestrates a campaign of disinformation, aggression, and subversion of Cuba’s legitimate constitutional order;
  • U.S. economic sanctions, constituting an economic blockade, and the campaign of subversion against Cuba are a violation of international law, the right of self-determination and the human rights of the people of Cuba; and
  • The international community, including Canada, repeatedly rejects the economic war against Cuba through overwhelming votes in the United Nations General Assembly and in other international forums.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Request an end to all economic sanctions against Cuba;
2. Ask that the Government of the United States cease its campaign of subversion, hostility, and aggression against Cuba;
3. Request that the Government of the United States remove Cuba from the U.S. Department of State’s State Sponsors of Terrorism list;
4. Take immediate steps and actions to preserve Canadian sovereignty, ensuring Canadian companies and other entities do not participate in U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba through, inter alia, the enforcement of the Foreign Extraterritorial Measures Act; and
5. Ensure that Canada’s relations with Cuba are based on equality and the respect of sovereignty, independence, and the right of self-determination.
Open for signature
October 29, 2021, at 8:31 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
February 26, 2022, at 8:31 a.m. (EDT)
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New Democratic Party Caucus
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