5.15 Haiti

by Craig Cantin | November 29, 2011 5:21 pm

At the end of the year 2003, Haiti was a nation struggling to overcome two centuries of brutal dictatorships and ecological disaster. Haiti had succeeded twice in peacefully transferring power from one democratic government to another. It was denied a third chance due to international interference and a violent coup d’état.

Then, in January of 2010, a catastrophic earthquake hit Haiti, killing over 200 000 people and leaving 1.3 million people homeless. Survivors are still facing water, housing, and food shortages and, starting in the fall of 2010, a major cholera epidemic. Haiti needs Canada’s help more than ever.

Green Party MPs will:


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