Canada is one of the main countries spearheading the antagonist campaign against the Chavista government in Venezuela.
Amid the ongoing right-wing induced crisis in Venezuela, a coalition of labor groups and activists in Canada have urged the federal government to rethink its policy towards the socialist South American country.
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Raul Burbano, the program director of Common Frontiers, expressed opposition to neoliberal attacks against Venezuela. His organization is a left-wing umbrella group born out of the opposition to the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.
Slamming Ottawa’s policy on Venezuela, Burbano said Canada needs to be fair and play an even-handed role in resolving the political impasse in Venezuela.
“In Venezuela, we have an opposition that doesn’t play the traditional role that we would think of in Canada or other countries, of an opposition that is actually trying to challenge the government in a political, democratic way to better the situation but rather is trying to destabilize the government and the economic situation,” Burbano said, according to Radio Canada International, RCI.