On our federal governmental website, we can read the following statement:
“Canada deeply disappointed following resignation of Lebanese prime minister-designate
September 28, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:
“Canada was deeply disappointed and concerned to hear about the resignation of Prime Minister-designate Mustapha Adib.
“We call on political leaders to work together and form a Government that will fully respond to the urgent and legitimate demands of its people. The Lebanese people deserve nothing less.
“Canada remains ready to further support Lebanon’s leaders with the urgent, fundamental and serious reforms necessary to put the country on a path to recovery and reconstruction.
“Impunity must stop. Reforms must be implemented. And the people of Lebanon must be heard. ”
The above is taken from this source: https://www.canada.ca/en/global-affairs/news/2020/09/canada-deeply-disappointed-following-resignation-of-lebanese-prime-minister-designate.html .
At the end of this post, you can see an earlier post related to this topic. As a reminder, Mr. Champagne travelled to Beirut on August 27th, 2020, and pushed the country’s President for the much needed reforms, using terms like “listen to the street” and “seize the moment“.
Sadly, the country is being taken hostage between two evils, corruption and militia… All this in the middle of a deep financial crisis (due to systemic corruption) made worse by the economic consequences of the covid-19 pandemic.
What is next for this tiny bankrupt yet charming Mediterranean country? Time will tell… Until then, Bambi is holding her breath, praying that “the people of Lebanon” will be finally “heard“, to use Mr. Champagne’s own wise words.
The Lebanese people have been demanding the end of impunity and financial reforms since October 17, 2019.
Yesterday, families of the victims of the Beirut explosion came together to demand justice. They are still waiting for answers. Where is the (international) investigation? It has been 55 days since that doomed August 4th, 2020. This is over 13 times “the 4-day-investigation maximum“, that was promised by the Lebanese authorities. Until when will we keep deceiving the population? When will impunity stop?!