Canada, Allies Preparing Plan in Case Haitian Situation Worsens -Trudeau

A man holds up a machete during a protest to call for a better quality of life, and the resignation of Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry. Photo / AP
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North American leaders meet in Mexico City
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, U.S. first lady Jill Biden, U.S. President Joe Biden, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexican first lady Beatriz Gutierrez Muller and Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard meet at North American Leader’s Summit, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico January 10, 2023. REUTERS/Henry Romero

Jan 10 (Reuters) – Canada is working with allies including the United States to prepare for “options” if the situation in Haiti deteriorates, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, adding any definitive solution must come from the Haitian people.

“We are working with partners across the Caribbean and indeed, with the United States and Mexico to ensure that if the situation starts to deteriorate, we will have options,” Trudeau told reporters at the North American leaders’ summit in Mexico City.

“We have continued to stand with the people of Haiti and we will continue to … but we need to make sure that the solutions are driven by the people of Haiti themselves,” Trudeau said.

Reporting by Ismail Shakil and Steve Scherer in Ottawa; Editing by Chris Reese
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