According to Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, Canada is not completely ruling out the prospect of taking part in or even leading a military operation in Haiti. He also wants European nations to join Canada in imposing sanctions on the CARICOM nation’s elites because of their suspected connections to murderous gangs.
In a year-end interview with The Canadian Press, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that when Canada responds to a request for foreign military intervention from Haiti’s Prime Minister Dr. Ariel Henry, it will try to learn from some of its past mistakes.
Haiti has descended into anarchy as a result of kidnappings for ransom by criminal gangs and mass protests by opposition political groups demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Henry’s administration.
New presidential and legislative elections have also been demanded by the opposition parties.
Dr. Henry, who became the nation’s leader after President Jovenel Mose was killed on July 7 of last year, has pleaded with the international community to send soldiers to help keep the peace.