Not all Canadians are like the vapid Justin Trudeau and not all of them dream of vacationing in apartheid Cuba. Some Canadians stand up for freedom and liberty in Cuba.
Erin O’Toole leader of the Conservative party stands up with the cause of freedom in Cuba
Soon after becoming the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, I wrote a letter to Erin O’Toole asking him to clarify his position about the dictatorship in Cuba.
Even though I had conducted research on Mr. O’Toole’s foreign policy statements in the past two years and found a parliamentary speech where he expressed support for democracy in Venezuela as well as other platforms where he condemns oppressive regimes in China and other parts of the world, I did not find similar pronouncements on he dictatorship in Cuba or his views on those fighting for human rights, freedom and democracy in the island.
Therefore, I wrote him a letter inquiring whether (if elected Prime Minister of Canada) he would publicly support those fighting for freedom and democracy in the island.
More specifically I asked the leader of the Conservative party:
THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IN CUBA MATTERS A LOT TO ME AS A CUBAN CANADIAN AND AS A FREEDOM DEFENDER. THEREFORE, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:
IF YOU ARE ELECTED PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA, WILL YOU PUBLICLY SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE PERSECUTION, HARASSMENT AND IMPRISONMENT OF DISSIDENTS IN CUBA AND OFFER YOUR PUBLIC SUPPORT TO PRO-DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS, INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS AND CUBANS INSIDE THE ISLAND WHO PEACEFULLY FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY, THE RULE OF LAW AND THEIR RIGHT TO HOLD FREE, FAIR AND MULTI-PARTY ELECTIONS?
On behalf of Erin O’Toole, the Office of the Official Leader of the Opposition responded by referring to the dictatorship in Cuba as follows:
WE RECOGNIZE THAT THE DICTATORSHIP HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR TERRIBLE ACTS OF OPPRESSION, MURDER AND TYRANNY.
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