Michael Levitt

Your member of parliament for


York Centre

Michael Levitt

Your member of parliament for


York Centre

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Statement on the Situation in Venezuela

 

On May 16, I spoke in the House on the situation in Venezuela.

In September 2015, Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was sentenced to almost 14 years in prison on politically motivated charges, and is now being held in a military prison.

Since April, Venezuelans have taken the streets, protesting the dire humanitarian crisis facing their country, and calling for democracy to be restored.

On April 3rd, Canada co-sponsored an OAS resolution once again calling again on Venezuela to restore constitutional order and uphold its international commitments to democracy and human rights.