'Every ordeal is an opportunity'

Governor General expresses hope for Haiti

In a posting for her Citizen Voices website, Michaelle Jean has written of Haiti and its citizens, invoking their enduring resilience and expressing hope for the future. “Its people,” she writes, “have survived decades of dictatorships, military oppression and coups d’état, and have fought relentlessly to reclaim their rights and freedoms.” She lauds relief efforts and also casts forward, calling for a lasting solution to Haiti’s myriad troubles. “We must all come out of this ordeal having grown,” she writes, “but we can only do so if this tragedy gives rise to a project that will allow Haiti to not only survive, but to fully control its destiny.”

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