December 9, 2004

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED - !!!Urgent Action Alert !!!

Haitian in the Diaspora Denounce Pettigrew-Martin's "Haiti" Conf. in Montreal

On December 10 and 11, 2004 Gerald Latortue and others from the Haitian diaspora with zero credibility with the masses in Haiti will be meeting in Montreal with Canadian Prime Minister, Paul Martin, Foreign Minister Pierre Pettigreww and others to decide the destiny of Haiti. None of the officially designated spokespersons for the Lavalas party nor any credible grassroots peace and justice leaders for Haiti, abroad or in Haiti, with an active following, are invited.

In fact, it is these participants opinion that "Lavalas is the past" and only those chosen by Canada to attend shall have a say in what is to be done with Haiti and its nine million people, their culture, domestic economy, group identity and revolutionary legacy.

The Canadians and internationals are talking, among other things, about putting Haiti under the long term tutelage of foreigners as a "protectorate." Obviously, with this talk of a "protectorate" the idea of free and fair elections has taken a back seat, perhaps for as long as 10 to 20 years, the numbers being thrown about for this "protectorate" to be imposed on Haiti's helpless peoples.

We urge our entire network in Canada to write, call and fax Paul Martin and Pierre Pettigrew to denounce this flagrant attempt to further isolate Haiti's poor and steal their right to choose their own leaders and representatives. Those who live in the U.S. may e-mail Canadian Prime Minister, Paul Martin and Foreign Minister, Pierre Pettigrew as follows: pm@pm.gc.ca , pierre@pierrepettigrew.ca , pettip@parl.gc.ca , pettigrew.p@parl.gc.ca and Pettigrew.P@parl.gc.ca with cc's to: info@oneconservativevoice.com, grahab8@parl.gc.ca , grahab@teammartin.ca, cotlei1@parl.gc.ca, jsaada.mp@videotron.ca, harper.s@parl.gc.ca, kathieangelo@shaw.ca, Reynolds.J@parl.gc.ca, menziest@tetus.net, Menzies.T@parl.gc.ca, mp@chuckstrahl.com, Strahl.C@parl.gc.ca, ducepg1@parl.gc.ca, Duceppe.G@parl.gc.ca, ducepg@parl.gc.ca, Lalonde.F@parl.gc.ca, desroo@parl.gc.ca, desroo1@parl.gc.ca, bourgd1@parl.gc.ca, D.Bourgeois@parl.gc.ca, bourgd@parl.gc.ca, andreg1@parl.gc.ca, Andre_G@parl.gc.ca, layton.j@parl.gc.ca, Blaikie.B@parl.gc.ca, blaikbl@parl.gc.ca, mcdonough.a@parl.gc.ca, alexa@hfx.eastlink.ca .

Erzilidanto@aol.com (See, Canadian Officials Contact info below for detail on these e-mails addresses.)



l. Montreal Conference with the Chalabis of Haiti by Marguerite Laurent, December 6, 2004

2.The Official invitation to the Canadian Conference on Dec. 11-12, 2004
(See also, The Focal paper (in French & English). This Canadian Foundation For the America's paper reveals part of the agenda to be discussed: The Role for Canada in Post-Aristide Haiti: Structures, Options and Leadership!!!)


Montreal Conference with the Chalabis of Haiti
by Marguerite Laurent, December 7, 2004

Below is an announcement of a Conference to be held by the Chalabis of Haiti* and their International sponsors in Canada on December 10 and 11, 2004.

The same Canadian officials, who conspired to destroy Haiti's democracy with the forceful removal of Haiti's elected government, are currently in the process of following through with the international community's ultimate plans to place Haiti under direct occupation with the pretext of an "international protectorate." To that end, Canadian foreign Minister Pierre Pettigrew is holding a meeting with the Chalabis of Haiti on December 10-11, 2004 in Montreal. The Government of Canada is proceeding with its war on the Haitian people in the form of this new conference ostensibly to be attended by the "leaders in the Haitian community abroad." However, the leaders in the Haitian community who have credibility with the grassroots movements for democracy in Haiti are not invited or welcomed to attend this meeting. Yes! Authorized Lavalas officials and grassroots leaders from Haiti and abroad are not invited. Thus, this is simply another Canadian attempt, like to Ottawa Initiative, to further humiliate the people of Haiti.
We at the Haitian Lawyers' Leadership take this opportunity to state that the Chalabis of Canada, like Gerald Latortue and his "interim government," have absolutely no popular base in Haiti or abroad.

Nothing shall endow the Chalabis of Haiti with credibility they do not own. We again denounce, in the strongest of terms, all efforts whatsoever, by these un-electable warmongers to take completely from the Haitian people, their right to self-rule, their independence and dignity.

Moreover, the Canadian officials calling for this conference have no credibility with protecting the rule of law in Haiti. (http://www.haiti-progres.com/2003/sm030305/eng03-05.html ) They are not unbiased. This new "Ottawa Initiative" conference, to be held in Canada next week, is just as reprehensible as the first one in January 2003.

No resolution to come out of this new "Ottawa Initiative", this time with the Chalabis of Haiti actually in the room, in attendance with the foreign interventionist, shall have any validity or be relevant whatsoever to the pro-democracy movement and resistance against such organized tyranny in Haiti or aborad.

"We are under extreme pressure from the international community to use violence," General Augusto Heleno Ribeiro told a congressional commission in Brazil. "I command a peacekeeping force, not an occupation force ... we are not there to carry out violence, this will not happen for as long as I'm in charge of the force."

He cited the United States, France and Canada among countries pressing for the use of force against armed groups."

For two hundred years, Haiti's greatest problem has been foreign domination, debt and dependency.

No receivership by the U.N. nor by any U.N official, whether his name is Gerald Latortue or Kofi Annan, is an acceptable solution to the problem forced-on the Haitian people when Canada, France and the U.S. conspired with these Chalabis of Haiti to overthrow the democratically elected government of Haiti.

By any means necessary, we commit, that, in this year marking Haiti's 200th anniversary of independence, no occupation shall be legitimized or given a credible "Haitian" facade. This new attempt by Canada, to choose Haitians with absolutely no democratic constituency, both abroad and in Haiti, to better exploit what is left of the Haitian people's dignity and revolutionary legacy is evil and reprehensible.

Colonialism is an act of war. Haitians worldwide intend to come together to denounce, in one voice, all efforts by the morally repugnant elites of Haiti and their various petit bourgeois wannabees, abroad or in Haiti, to legitimize rule by gun, violence, foreign troops and through feeding the world lies about their dirty hands and good and benevolent intentions. Only free and fair elections in Haiti is acceptable to good-willed Haitians authentically concerned with peace and security for the currently disenfranchised Haitian nation. No Bosnia or African-continent-type receivership by the Western powers shall be deemed a "helpful alternative" to the current chaos and destruction forced upon the Haitian people by the international community led by the United States, Canada and France and the Chalabis of Haiti.

We demand the immediate return of the rule of law to Haiti and respect for the ballot box.

Paul Martin and Pierre Pettigrew's efforts to cement the Feb. 29, 2004 victory over the ballot by putting a "Haitian face" to the Canadian/France/US-led effort to re-colonize the people of Haiti are transparent and repulsive to the extreme, not to mention another callous example of their bottomless racism.

No Haitian worthy of the gift of liberty fought and bled for by our African ancestors shall stand silent as this final humiliation is being metered upon all of us by Paul Martin, Pierre Petttigrew, Jack Chirac or George W. Bush and the Chalabis of Haiti. We shall agitate, agitate, agitate until Haiti is free, all political prisoner liberated and the Chalabis of Haiti and their death squad mercenaries are brought to justice.

Marguerite Laurent, Esq.
Founder and Chair, Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
December 7, 2004

*The Chalabis of Haiti spread disinformation about the destabilization and overthrow of Haiti's Constitutional government, recognize the illegitimate Latitude as their leader and cannot agree to free and fair elections in Haiti because they owe their jobs and positions with the international community from supporting the rule of force, the former military, the FRAPH assassins and drug dealers, the killing of the poor resisters of their brutality and from the orchestrated chaos and social inequities in Haiti. With reference to this Montreal Conference, they are all Haitians who attend this travesty and, in particular those publicly identified to be going to said thieving gathering to further try and sell the last shreds of the Haitian peoples" sovereignty and dignity:

Gerald Latortue, Alix Baptiste and their unconstitutional and murderous regime
Guillaume B(Babaras Chanteuse),
Jonas Pierre-louis, Faroll?
Harry Clerveau (syndicaliste )
Romain E(Eugenia) B.Dorvil
Anne Métellus
Group 184
Members of the former Haitian military and FRAPH
All supporters of the violent overthrow of Haiti's democratically elected government.
And, bitter ex-Lavalas with an ax to grind or who where bought-off by the Chalabis and Mr. Let's-Hoard-It-All-Imperialist.


308 Canadian Members of Parliament. Just click for emails and full addresses or copy and paste this url:


Prime Minister, Paul Martin - pm@pm.gc.ca
Pierre Pettigrew : pierre@pierrepettigrew.ca / pettip@parl.gc.ca / pettigrew.p@parl.gc.ca
Pierre Pettigrew, Ministre des Affaires étrangères, Édifice Lester B Pearson Tour A, 10e étage 125 Promenade Sussex, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G2, 2348 Jean-Talon Est, Pièce 200, Montréal, Québec.H2E 1V7.

cc's to: Bill Blaikie, Denis Coderre, Paradis, Francine Lalonde, Alexa McDonough, et al as follows:


Selected Canadian officials for cc's:

Jacques Saada : jsaada.mp@videotron.ca / saadaj@parl.gc.ca
Irwin Cotler : cotlei1@parl.gc.ca
John Graham : grahab@teammartin.ca / grahab8@parl.gc.ca
Stephen Harper, chef de l’opposition officielle : info@oneconservativevoice.com
Stephen Harper, Chef de l’opposition et chef du Parti Conservateur, Chambre des
Communes, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A OA6, harper.s@parl.gc.ca; 130 rue Albert Bureau 1720, Ottawa (Ont) K1P 5G4 ; 774, Boul. Décarie, Bureau 210, Montréal, (St-Laurent), Qc H4L 3LS
Stockwell Day, Affaires étrangères : days1@parl.gc.ca / Day.S@parl.gc.ca / days@parl.gc.ca
John Reynolds, leader de l’opposition à la Chambre des Communes : kathieangelo@shaw.ca / Reynolds.J@parl.gc.ca
Ted Menzies, coopération internationale : menziest@tetus.net / Menzies.T@parl.gc.ca
Chuck Strahl, leader adjoint de l’opposition à la Chambre des Communes : mp@chuckstrahl.com / Strahl.C@parl.gc.ca
Josée Verner, Agence de développement économique du Canada pour les régions du Québec, la Francophonie : vernej@parl.gc.ca / VerneJ@parl.gc.ca
Gilles Duceppe, Chef du BQ : ducepg1@parl.gc.ca / Duceppe.G@parl.gc.ca / ducepg@parl.gc.ca
Francine Lalonde, Affaires étrangères et présidente du caucus des Affaires étrangères : lalonf@parl.gc.ca / Lalonde.F@parl.gc.ca
Odina Desrochers, Amérique latine et Afrique : desroo@parl.gc.ca / Desrochers.O@parl.gc.ca / desroo1@parl.gc.ca
Diane Bourgeois, Coopération internationale : bourgd1@parl.gc.ca / D.Bourgeois@parl.gc.ca / bourgd@parl.gc.ca
Guy André, Francophonie internationale : andreg1@parl.gc.ca / Andre_G@parl.gc.ca
NPD-Québec : info@npd.gc.ca
Jack Layton, Chef du Npd : jack@fed.npd.ca / j@parl.gc.ca
Chambre des Communes, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A OA6, layton, or, 279 Laurier West suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5J9
Bill Blaikie, Chef-adjoint du NPD : Blaikie.B@parl.gc.ca / blaikbl@parl.gc.ca
Alexa McDonough, Affaires étrangères : mcdonough.a@parl.gc.ca / McDonough.A@parl.gc.ca / alexa@hfx.eastlink.ca



Conférence de Montréal avec la Diaspora Haïtienne
10-11 Décembre 2004
Centre Mont-Royal, 2222 rue Mansfield
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Le Ministre des Affaires étrangères du Canada,l'honorable Pierre Petttigrew,et la Ministre de la coopération internationale du Canada,l'honorable Alleen Caroll,sont heureux de vous inviter à la conférence de Montréal avec la Diaspora haïtienne ,les 10-11 décembre 2004.A cette occasion,le Premier Ministre du Canada,le très honorable Paul Martin s'adressa à l'assistance samedi en matinée. Nous espérons pouvoir vous compter parmi nous pour cet événement important.Veuillez noter que l'accés à cette conférence se fait sur invitation seulement.Nous vous prions donc de confirmer par courriel: focal@focal.ca ou par téléphone au 613562-0005 poste 227,avant mardi le 7décembre.

Merci aux organisations de limiter leur participation à deux représentants.

Vendredi 10 décembre

17:00-19:00 Inscription des participants

19:00-21:00 Ouverture de la Conférence-Allocutions
1 Ministre des affaires du canada,co-président de la conférence
2 Ministre de la coopération internationle Alleen Carroll,co-présidente de la conférence
3 Premier Ministre du Québec Jean Charest
4 Maire de Montréal M Gérald Tremblay
5 Présentation du Ministre haïtien des Haïtiens vivant à l'étranger, Le défacto Alix Baptiste.


Samedi 11 décembre

9:00-9:15 Iinauguration officielle de la conférence par le Premier Ministre du Canada..
9:15-9:30 Mots de bienvenue par les Ministres Pierre Pettigrew et Allen Carroll
9:30-10 Le ministre défacto Roland Pierre Planification et de la Coopération Externe.
10:00-10:40 Ambassadeur Juan Gabriel Valdés(MINUSTAH) sur la situation Actuelle en Haïti
10;40-11:25 Panel 1-L'engagement du Canada au CCI
11:25-13:00 Panel 2 Modes D'engagement de la Diaspora

Représentant de la Diaspora des Etats-unis et De la France
Projet du Premier Congrès Mondial de la Diaspora Haïtienne

Suivi de questions
NB (à noter qu'il y aura un modérateur et un rapporteur professionel pour chaque Parnel)

13:00-14:30 Déjeuner et intervention du Premier Ministre Défacto Gérard Latortue
Le théme de l'intervention portera sur l'apport potentiel
additionnel de la diaspora dans le cadre du CCI.

14:30-16:15 Discussions en Groupes de travail
Secteurs prioritaires du CCI et la contribution de la diaspora.
Gouvernance Politique
Dialogue Nationale
Gouvernance économique et développement institutionnel
Relance économique
Accès aux services de base.
16:15-16:30 Pause Santé
16:30-17:30 Résultats des groupes de travail présentés par les rapporteurs en pléniére
17:30_17:45 Conclusion de la Conférence par les Ministres Allen Carroll et Pierre Petttigrew
Conseil d'administration de la Journée

Une équipe sous la Direction de Guillaume B(Babaras Chanteuse),
Jonas Pierre-louis,Faroll?
Harry Clerveau (syndicaliste )
Romain E(Eugenia) B.Dorvil
Ordre et Discipline : Anne Métellus

Adresse du Spectacle :
Centre Mont-Royal.
2220, rue Mansfield,
Montréal, Canada (centreville)

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