'I fear for its people'

Michaelle Jean, who fled Haiti as a child, comments on today’s earthquake.

“I am following, with great attention and concern, the emerging reports regarding the earthquake that struck Haiti with force, and which was felt elsewhere in the region.

“This natural disaster has hit a country with an extremely fragile infrastructure, where many buildings are already unstable, and where living conditions are often very difficult. I fear for its people.

“I would like all Haitians to know that they are not alone and that Canadians will respond to this emergency.”