Cuba in Canada

Cuba and British Columbia Strengthen Bilateral Relations

Embajadora de Cuba en Canadá con el Honorable Darryl Plecas, presidente de la Asamblea Legislativa

Victoria, Mayo 3, 2019.- Cuban Ambassador to Canada, H.E. Josefina Vidal, is paying her first offiicial visit to Canadian province of British Columbia from May 2-7, 2019.

During her visit, the Cuban diplomat will carry out an extensive program in the cities of Victoria and Vancouver, which  includes meetings with government officials, businessmen, scholars, members of solidarity with Cuba groups and Cuban residents in that province.

Ambassador Vidal is expected to be received by the Hon. Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia; the Hon. Darryl Plecas, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of B.C.; and B.C.' s cabinet ministers the Hon. Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology and the Hon. Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Art and Culture.

Statement from Government of Canada for Canadians doing business in Cuba

May 3, 2019.- Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada and Department of Justice Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today issued the following statement regarding Canadian businesses operating in Cuba:

“As of May 2, 2019, the United States government has fully implemented Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996, commonly known as the Helms-Burton Act.


Cuban Film Mantis' Nest successfully exhibited in Toronto

Toronto, April 21, 2019.- On Saturday night, Mantis Nest by Cuban director Arturo Soto, was successfully exhibited, as part of the Toronto Latin American Film Festival (LATAFF), organized by the Hispanic Canadian Heritage Council.

One of the protagonists of the cast, the renowned Cuban actor Luis Alberto García, presented the film. The Canadian public, aware of the island's cultural activity, shared with the actor about the development of production, the drama of the characters that make up a love triangle that survives several decades, until its end in the 90s, while interested in current and future plans in the career of the popular actor.

Among the audience, there was a representation of the Cuban community based in Toronto, members of the board of the Association of Cubans "Juan Gualberto Gómez" and members of groups of Solidarity with Cuba in Toronto.

OCC Statement on Trump Administration's Latest Attacks Against Cuba

Step Up Opposition to Illegal U.S. Economic, Commercial and Financial Blockade of Cuba
Trump Administration Enforces Titles III and IV of Helms-Burton Act

On April 17, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the Trump Administration will end the suspension of Titles III and IV of the Helms-Burton Act.