CNN: Canada will send naval vessels to Haiti, but stops short of military intervention
Canada will deploy Royal Canadian Navy vessels off the coast of Haiti in the coming weeks, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday, amid widespread insecurity and gang violence in the country.
The vessels will conduct surveillance, gather intelligence and maintain a maritime presence off the coast of Haiti in the coming weeks, Trudeau said from Nassau, Bahamas, during a meeting of Caribbean leaders on Thursday.
“We need to work on long lasting solutions that will restore order and security, allow for essential aid to flow to those who urgently need it, and create the conditions for free and fair elections so that the Haitian people can live in a stable and democratic society,” he added.
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WNU Editor: Sending a Canadian naval ship or two to sail off the coast of Haiti is going to have zero impact on the growing violence in Haiti.
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