CANADA IS "NOT AT ALL" SATISFIED WITH THE RECONSTRUCTION OF HAITI
(Defend Haiti) -
OTTAWA – In an interview with the Canadian newspaper La Presse, the Foreign Minister of Canada, John Baird, said that he is "not at all" satisfied with the reconstruction process in Haiti.
Recognizing that there are still major problems in the country, the Canadian diplomat renews the long-term commitment of his country to Haiti.
The Minister deplored the fact that nearly two years after the earthquake, half the rubble is still in the streets. The Canadian diplomat has also raised the issue of cadastre as an obstacle to reconstruction.
Like other obstacles to reconstruction, the Chancellor of Canada, spoke about the political delays recorded after the election of Michel Martelly as President of Haiti.
"He came to power with all this enthusiasm, ready to tackle the problems, and then he had to spend four months without a government”, he said.
We are pleased that the government was finally approved by the Parliament, so that we can get to work with him, "stated the Canadian diplomat.
"Mr. Baird also mentioned the "differences of opinion" between President Martelly and Canada on the army restoration matter, but said however, that" Canada remains firmly committed to Haiti. "
"We remain committed to working with President Martelly, and his government on reconstruction, he said. This is not an effort of a year, it is a ten-year effort, "assured the head of Canadian diplomacy who announced a visit to Haiti in 2012 to follow up on reconstruction efforts.