Statement by the Prime Minister on Haiti’s Independence Day

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Statement by the Prime Minister on Haiti’s Independence Day

Canada NewsWire

OTTAWA, ON, Jan. 1, 2022

OTTAWA, ON, Jan. 1, 2022 /CNW/ – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Haiti’s Independence Day:

“Today, we join Haitian communities in Canada and around the world to celebrate Haiti’s Independence Day.

“This day has always been significant for Haitians, people of African descent, and many other people around the world. On this day in 1804, Haiti made history by becoming the first Black-led independent country in the world, and the first country in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery. Since then, the first day of the year is celebrated by the people of Haiti and Haitian communities around the world as Haiti’s Independence Day.

Canada and Haiti officially established diplomatic relations in 1954. Since then, our two countries have enjoyed a strong…

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