Aid and trade to Haiti from Canada:

Pressure mounts for Canada to take the lead in redefining how the world deals with the country’s basket-case economy

Haiti is the largest recipient of Canada’s foreign aid, this year surpassing Afghanistan. Even before the country’s devastating earthquake in 2010, Ottawa has stood at the forefront of efforts to stabilize the country, funnelling more than a billion dollars of aid to Haiti in the past six years alone.

Now, with a newly-installed Haitian president encouraging foreign investment, there is growing pressure for Canada to lead the way in redefining the international community’s dealings with Haiti. Experts say Canada should seek to answer Mr. Martelly’s call by forging a new relationship with Haiti based on trade, not aid.

Read more: http://www.canadahaitiaction.ca/content/aid-and-trade-haiti-canada-globe-and-mail-reports-and-two-letters-reply

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