Editorial

Dear Government of Canada

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May 8th, 2019. It is a date that those with ties between Canada and Cuba know well. From the early morning hours, as media began to break their news stories for the day, the Government of Canada was making its announcement that, effective immediately, all visa processing at its Canadian Embassy in Havana, Cuba would be terminated. The embassy, having been reduced to a skeletal staff (from 16 to eight in a matter of months) due to the mysterious “Havana Syndrome” that had affected several diplomats and their families, and that has since drawn a $28 million lawsuit against the Canadian government, claimed it was no longer in a position to handle the onslaught of temporary resident visa (TRV) and permanent resident applications that were…

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