Canada-Cuba Relations in the Time of Trump and Covid-19 Print E-mail
Join us for this virtual webinar with videos, speakers and Q&A!

October 29, 2020

7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific / 6pm Central / 8pm Atlantic

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FEATURING:
* HER EXCELLENCY JOSEFINA VIDAL - Cuban Ambassador to Canada. Previously, she was president of the Cuban delegation in the first and second rounds of Cuba-U.S. talks, which paved the way for the restoration of diplomatic relations between both countries under Cuban President Raul Castro and U.S. President Barack Obama
* MP NIKI ASHTON - Member of Parliament for Churchill - Keewatinook Aski, Manitoba
* MP MATTHEW GREEN - Member of Parliament for Hamilton Centre, Ontario
* SENATOR PIERRETTE RINGUETTE - Independent senator for New Brunswick and Co-Chair of the Canada-Cuba Inter-Parliamentary Group
* DR. JOHN KIRK - Cuba Researcher and Professor, Dalhousie University
* DR. ISAAC SANEY - Co-Chair of Canadian Network on Cuba & Professor, Dalhousie University

Event Co-Chairs:
* TAMARA HANSEN - Executive member of the Canadian Network on Cuba, Coordinator of Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) & Author of “5 Decades of the Cuban Revolution: The Challenges of an Unwavering Leadership.”
* ELIZABETH HILL - Executive member of the Canadian Network on Cuba and President of the Canadian Cuban Friendship Association – Toronto

 
November 17: Virtual Protest to End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba! Print E-mail
Join us for a virtual picket on November 17th against the illegal US blockade on Cuba.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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Please join the Canadian Network on Cuba and our allies in the Cuba solidarity movement on November 17 for our 3rd virtual protest action. It will be a continuation of coordinated monthly protests against the U.S. blockade which have been taking place in in Vancouver, Ottawa and Montreal, Canada and Kiev, Ukraine on the 17th of each month since 2015.
 
Oct 17: Lift the US Blockade on Cuba Now! Virtual Picket Print E-mail
Join us for our monthly virtual picket on October 17th against the illegal US blockade on Cuba.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific / 6pm Central / 8pm Atlantic

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Please join the Canadian Network on Cuba and our allies in the Cuba solidarity movement on October 17 for our virtual protest action. It will be a continuation of coordinated monthly protests against the U.S. blockade which have been taking place in in Vancouver, Ottawa and Montreal, Canada and Kiev, Ukraine on the 17th of each month since 2015.
 
Retired car salesman turning out baseball bats for Cuba Print E-mail
Article by Andrew Duffy, first published in The Ottawa Citizen

A retired Ottawa Valley car salesman is turning out hundreds of hand-made maple bats every year for Cuban baseball players as part of a decade-long effort to assist the impoverished island nation.

Bill Ryan, 66, spends 10 or 11 hours every day in his basement woodworking shop, making his now famous “Cubacan” bats.

This year, he wants to send 600 bats — they each cost about $50 — to Cuba, which is about to start its national baseball series. Professional quality bats are difficult to find and prohibitively expensive in Cuba, which remains the subject of a strict U.S. trade embargo.
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Cubacan 6060 Project Print E-mail


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To say the pandemic has had a huge impact on everyone is a gross understatement and this is true especially for Cuba with the cessation of its critical tourism economy. When you add the strengthening of the illegal, 60-year blockade of Cuba by Trump, we have a very “imperfect” storm.

Cuba will need at least 600 baseball bats for the next National Series, which begins on September 12th, but because of the blockade and the Covid pandemic, are unable to afford them. They have asked Canadian friends to assist in their acquisition. Bill Ryan, a long time Canadian supporter of Cuban baseball has taken on the task of helping Cuba in this by making these bats with his simple lathe. Bill has made bats for Cuba in past and the Cubans believe that these bats are as good as any they’ve purchase elsewhere and at a fraction of what would otherwise cost over $75,000.

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CUPW supports Cuban Medical Brigade Print E-mail
Friday August 21 2020

Representing the over 55,000 members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, we salute again the remarkable humanitarian solidarity exhibited by scores of Cuban medical workers serving humanity selflessly all over the planet. For over 60 years, Cuban medical brigades have provided care to some of the most marginalized with altruistic humanity. In particular, we recognize the Henry Reeve Contingent founded by late President of the Cuban Republic, Fidel Castro Ruz “with the purpose of saving lives in times of disasters, epidemics, pandemic and other events that require Cuban medical and paramedical health.”

Click here to read the full statement on CUPW website
 
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