The peace deal between the Colombian government and the FARC: can Canada play a role?

By GAëL PETILLON, PASCAL PARADIS, PHILIPPE TREMBLAY
PUBLISHED : Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 12:05 PM
On August 24 2016, after nearly four years of negotiations in Havana, Cuba, the Colombian government and the left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) formally announced they had reached a peace agreement, the content of which would to be submitted to popular vote through a plebiscite scheduled for October 2. Provided the peace deal is endorsed in the ballot box, members of the FARC would be expected to start demobilizing before the end of the year.
On Monday, Sept. 26, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion will travel to Cartagena to witness the historical signing of the peace deal.