Canada Slams Venezuela’s ‘Illegitimate’ Maduro Regime

A rare good statement from the Foreign Affairs Department.

They say a broken clock is right twice a day, and even the Trudeau government once in a while gets something right.

The statement released by the Foreign Affairs Department slams the anti-democratic Maduro regime in Venezuela, a regime that has imprisoned political opponents, held sham elections, took lawful authority away from duly-elected representatives, and has transformed the nation into an economically-collapsed socialistic dictatorship.

Here’s the statement from Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland:

“Today, Nicolás Maduro’s regime loses any remaining appearance of legitimacy. Having seized power through fraudulent and anti-democratic elections held on May 20, 2018, the Maduro regime is now fully entrenched as a dictatorship. The suffering of Venezuelans will only worsen should he continue to illegitimately cling to power.

“Together with other likeminded countries in the Lima Group, Canada rejects the legitimacy of the new presidential term of Nicolás Maduro. We call on him to immediately cede power to the democratically-elected National Assembly until new elections are held, which must include the participation of all political actors and follow the release of all political prisoners in Venezuela.

“In direct response to the actions of the Maduro regime, Canada has imposed targeted sanctions against 70 regime officials and, in collaboration with five other countries in the Americas, referred the situation in Venezuela to the International Criminal Court. Canada has also taken steps to downgrade diplomatic relations and restrict engagement with Venezuela.

“We will continue to take further, strong actions, as agreed to by Lima Group members when we met last week in Peru.

“Canada congratulates Juan Guaidó, who on January 5, 2019, assumed the Presidency of the National Assembly. As the only remaining democratically-elected institution in the country, the National Assembly must continue to play a crucial role in keeping Venezuela’s democracy alive.

“Canadians stand with the people of Venezuela and their desire to restore democracy and human rights in Venezuela.”

While it’s a pretty good statement, the Trudeau government doesn’t seem to be learning the lessons of Venezuela’s failure. Venezuela shows that when an energy-rich nation destroys the private sector, centralizes power, spreads propaganda, and concentrates wealth in a small hypocritical socialist elite, economic collapse will inevitably follow. Unfortunately, Canada seems to be slowly heading down a similar path.

Spencer Fernando

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Kathleen R
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Kathleen R

Canada …not so slowly if you ask Alberta

Carlene
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Carlene

Yes Spencer, you are so right once again about Canada’s direction as a country under the rule of Trudeau II, and his Liberal Party. Lets hope the majority of Canadian voters agree with you in October 2019 and get our Canada back.

Roger Shelswell
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Roger Shelswell

Canada should help pay for the construction of the US southern border wall. It will help keep the riff-raff out of here

Glen Aldridge
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Glen Aldridge

Isn’t that SPECIAL! Our Government that is going against the wishes of the majority of Canadians has the nerve to criticize an undemocratic country. Talk about the Pot calling the Kettle black!

Sue
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Sue

We are going to be in the same place as Venezuela if Trudeau stays in power. I find this a a joke that they condemn it. At this point everything this government does is not in favour of Canadians.

Ann
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Ann

Canada is too oblivious to see that we too have a Dictator for a PM and we are headed in the same direction as Venezuela with this Dictator at the helm of our Country. He has been doing everything that he wants as a Globalist and NOT what Canadians want! We have to rid ourselves of this Idiot ASAP or we will be another Venezuela!

Brian MELLOR
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Brian MELLOR

Another Left Wing Government that spends and spends until there is nothing left to spend.

Brian MELLOR
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Brian MELLOR

Venezuela is another country with a Proportional Representation voting system. It is just one of many who have failed. Most European countries have un-stable governments. Sweden has not been able to form a government for 5 months now.

Georgiana
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Georgiana

LOL. The Canadian government “Slams Venezuela’s ‘Illegitimate’ Maduro Regime” . Isn’t that like the Trudeau pot calling the Venezuela kettle black? It’s horrifying to feel how familiar the antidemocratic practices and destruction of the country and democratic process of Venezuela is to informed and empathetic Canadians!