Haiti - FLASH : Canada imposes sanctions on 3 other Haitian politicians
These sanctions freeze all assets held in Canada by the current Senator Ronny Célestin, the former Senator Hervé Fourcand and the former President of the Chamber of Deputies Gary Bodeau, confirmed Sébastien Carrière Ambassador of Canada to Haiti.
"Canada has reason to believe these individuals are using their status as current or previous public office holders to protect and enable the illegal activities of armed criminal gangs, including through money laundering and other acts of corruption [...] Canada has reason to believe these individuals are using their status as current or previous public office holders to protect and enable the illegal activities of armed criminal gangs," says the statement from Global Affairs Canada.
"Canada continues to put pressure on armed gangs and their supporters to help the people of Haiti emerge from this crisis and restore peace and security in their country. We will consider additional sanctions against individuals and entities in Haiti and other measures to end the ongoing violence" declared Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs
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