Julian Fantino takes on Haiti

by Aaron Wherry

After seeming to suggest last week that foreign aid to Haiti had been suspended—CIDA later denied the suggestion—and musing aloud about garbage removal, Julian Fantino releases a statement to explain the government’s current position on assisting the country.

While the results of specific projects have largely met expectations, progress towards a self-sustaining Haitian society has been limited. Our government has a responsibility to maximize the value of Canadian taxpayer dollars. That is why Canada is reviewing its long-term engagement strategy with Haiti, like we do with all of our programs. We continue to make progress on areas of long-term development that we have previously committed to, and we stand ready to offer our support for the people of Haiti should future humanitarian crises arise.

However, we remain concerned with the slow progress of development in Haiti, in large part due to weaknesses in their governing institutions. We want to improve the results achieved and better address the needs and priorities of the Haitian people. Doing so requires greater leadership, accountability and transparency from the Government of Haiti so that they can take a greater role in the development of their country.




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Julian Fantino takes on Haiti

  1. Give a man a fish and you feed him for today. Give a man a fishing rod and you feed him for life. (As long as he does not sit on his rear expecting you to do the fishing for him)

  2. I’m fairly certain that Fantino didn’t write those words. Instead some civil servant who should know better confuses “like” and “as.”

  3. What did Haiti do to deserve Fantino?

    • What did Fantino do to deserve Haiti? Why should a nation like Canada keep propping up a nation which has no appreciation of what to accomplish with such money?

      How long has the nation of Haiti been in turmoil? How long?

      • I know what you mean exactly, the earthquake must have been god’s judgement!

  4. Gee, I wonder what Don Cherry thinks … great minds ..

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