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Harper arrives in Haiti

PM on hand to observe relief and reconstruction efforts


Stephen Harper has landed in Haiti to begin a two-day trip to the devastated Caribbean country to observe the ongoing recovery efforts as well as. The PM is the first G20 leader to set foot in Haiti since its capital Port-au-Prince was all but razed by an earthquake. Canada has played a leading role in funding and organizing relief efforts in Haiti. Canadians have donated $145 million for recovery efforts, with Ottawa matching at least $124 million of that figure. The federal government has also provided about 2,000 troops to help with emergency response and reconstruction efforts. “I am deeply proud of the remarkable work being done by Canadians to help the Haitian people rebuild,” Harper said in a statement released Sunday. “From providing water, shelter and medical attention to helping rebuild and promote security, they are making a real difference in people’s lives.”


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