Protest against Colombian President’s visit to Ottawa
June 9, 2009
The Canadian government wants to quickly wrap up a free trade deal with Colombia, a country with the worst human rights record in the Americas.
Canada is now Colombia’s top trade target. If Canada gives its
seal of approval for “business as usual” with Colombia it undercuts the struggle for human rights improvements.
Canada says it’s committed to promoting democracy, respect
for human rights, and the rule of law in the Americas. Ratifying a free trade deal with a murderous regime sends the wrong message!