Canada and Haiti
Many Haitians in Canada have been living under a moratorium which allowed them to remain temporarily in Canada due to the fact that conditions in Haiti was unstable. The moratorium was renewed regularly until 2014 when the previous conservative government in Canada decided to do away with it. Since, an estimated 3,500 Haitians have been living in limbo in Canada until today when the new government of Justin Trudeau decided to restore the moratorium. According to the government, this stay will give the government time to clarify the issue. With this decision, there is a possibility that the government of Justin Trudeau is in the process of finding a more permanent solution, which is likely to allow these Haitians to remain in the country permanently.
Justin Trudeau nan Kanada retabli moratoryom pou imigran Ayisyen
Anpil Ayisyen nan Kanada te ap viv anba yon moratoryom ki te pèmèt yo rete pou yon ti tan nan Kanada akòz kondisyon an Ayiti te enstab. Moratoryom sa te renouvle regilyèman jouk 2014 lè gouvènman anvan nan Kanada deside fini ak moratoryom sa. Depi sa, yon estime 3,500 Ayisyen te ap viv nan suspann nan Kanada jouk jounen jodi lè nouvo gouvènman Justin Trudeau deside retabli moratoryom la. Dapre gouvènman an, sa ap ba li tan pou gouvènman an klarifye pwoblèm nan. Avèk desizyon sa a, gen yon posibilite ke gouvènman Justin Trudeau ka jwenn yon solisyon plis pèmanan, ki se yon chans pou pèmèt Ayisyen yo rete nan peyi Kanada pou tout tan.
Frantz Benjamin has been named the first Haitian-American Montréal Municipal Council President.
Benjamin also serves on many other boards and committees including Culture, Heritage, and Sports Commission; Pointe de l'Île School Board Executive Committee; and as Intercultural Montréal Council President.
Benjamin was a loyal ally of ex-mayor Gérald Tremblay and quit the Union Montréal party when they brought corruption charges against Tremblay. When new mayor Coderre took office Benjamin joined Coderre's party.
Bourassa is a home of large Haitian population and various ethnic groups. Three high profile candidates are running for nomination in the forthcoming the Bourassa riding. Stéphane Moraille from NDP, George Laraque, NHL enforcer for the Green party and Emmanuel Dubourg, who is seeking selection for the Liberal party. Stéphane Moraille is an experienced lawyer specialized in arts and communication law and winner of many singing awards including a Juno for "Glee". NDP leader Tom Mulcair approved his support and said he was honored to have a candidate of her stature. The diverse Bourassa, the north end riding, is reined by Coderre for last 16 years.
Here is a sample of Carnaval des fleurs in Haiti in 2012
Port-au-Prince, Haiti is hosting the Carnaval des Fleurs on July 28, 29, and 30, 2013. Several Compás groups are scheduled to perform at the Champs des Mars Carnaval site.
Djakout #1, T-Vice, Carimi, Kreyol La, Barikad Crew, and Rockfam will participate in a battle of the bands for best Compás Group of Carnaval 2013.
The Haitian National Police caution celebrants to protect themselves by staying in groups and carrying all money and ids in their front pockets.
Our friend in the north is the latest to take a public stand in the issue of Military force in Haiti. The government of Canada thinks that the creating a military force in haiti will likely do more arms by removing resources from its Police force.
Insteasd, Canada will support an effort to strengthen Haiti's national police to respond to the currrent security problems in Haiti
Monique Gagnon-Tremblay of France meet Alain Juppé of France regarding NGO in Haiti
In a visit to France, Monique Gagnon-Tremblay who is the actual Minister of International Relations in Quebec, Canada, met French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alain Juppé on the need to group both Quebec and French NGOs currently operating in Haiti. She wants them to be united under Ministers of Haiti.