Here is a picture of the Haitian Canadian writer Dany Laferriére as he was wearing his Academician suit while holding his Academician sword. He made his official entry as a member of the Académie Française on May 28, 2015.
Haitian-Canadian author Dany Laferriere was selected to be one of the "immortals" in the Academie Francaise in 2013.
Laferriere has produced a large of body of work, 20 novels over 30 years. The subject matter of many of his books is the experience of being an exile.
He was introduced to the Academie in a formal ceremony on May 28th 2015 He says he is ". . . proud of being a writer."
On Friday, September 4th, 2015, Justin Viard, the Consul General of Haiti in Montreal was called back from his office by the Martelly-Evans administration for some undisclosed reasons. He was simply terminated without any viable explanation. It was a sudden revoke that caused many reactions of misunderstanding within the Haitian community of Montreal, because he earned a solid reputation with his active role in the lives of many Haitians living in the province of Quebec. He is a Lawyer (Faculty of Law from the University of Port-au-Prince ), a Member of the AMF (Financial Market Authority), Institute of Business Administration (IAE-third cycle) of France, member of the AMF Quebec, Lawyer body, and a University Professor. He served as the Regional Director of North PROMOBANK (2003 to 2008) and Regional Director of South UNIBANK (February 2009 to September 2010). On June 6, 2016, he has been reinstated by the transitional Government of Jocelerme Privert to his earlier post as the Consul of Haiti in Montreal replacing Kurdy Larèche, the former Vice Consul since 2012, who had held the position of Consul since Viard's dismissal.
History of Canada interference in Haitian affairs.
On March 1, 2016, Concertation pour Haiti (Consensus for Haiti) asked Canada not to interfere in Haitian affairs. CPH (founded in 1994) is a grouping of civil society and individual members from Quebec that works to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms in Haiti. It reiterates its support for the Haitian population in crisis. In a note, the CPH has questioned on the involvement of the International Community in Haiti and has called for the respect of each country's national sovereignty. It has requested the Canadian government not to interfere in the ongoing electoral process. The Haitian population must be given the opportunity to determine their own affair without any external intervention. We might remember the initiatives taken by Canada, the U.S and France in 2004 which toppled the government of democratically elected President Aristide.
These pictures show Jean Bertrand Aristide arriving at Bangui M'Poko International Airport which is an international airport located northwest of Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, following his second exile from Haiti.
The second set shows Jean Bertrand Aristis, his wife Mildred Aristide and their two children Christine and Michaelle Aristide arriving in South Africa where he would be allowed to live in exile until he can safely return to Haiti.
For the second coup D'Etat given to Jean Bertrand Aristide, not so much as individuals but rather countries are accused. On February 29, 2004, the US, France and Canada are accused to be the masters behind the overthrew of Jean Bertrand Aristide government.
Following several weeks of conflicts, Jean-Bertrand Aristide was ousted in a 2004 Haitian coup d'état in which one of his former soldiers (Guy Philippe) took the leading role. However, Aristide accused the U.S as one of the accomplices for orchestrating the coup d'état against him with support from Jamaican Prime Minister P. J. Patterson and countries like France, Canada and some others. On 25 February, 2004, Guy Philippe and rebel forces surrounded Port-au-Prince and announced plans to arrest Aristide. On 29 February, 2004, Aristide resigned as President and left Haiti with his wife on board a U.S. military plane to the Central African Republic. In an interview on CNN, on March 2, 2004, he said he was told to resign to avoid bloodshed. He later claimed that, his departure was a kidnapping, accusing the U.S. for orchestrating a coup d'état against him.
Here is Canadian of Haitian origin Dominique Anglade who was elected to the National Assembly of Quebec.
Dominique Anglade (42) is a member of the National Assembly of Quebec, former president of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) and the CEO of Montreal International, an agency responsible to promote the city to foreign investors. After graduating in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic School of Montreal (EPM), she began her career at Procter & Gamble in Ontario in 1996. In 2003, she completed Master of Business Administration (MBA) from HEC Montreal (Hautes Etudes Commerciales). She provides strategic advice to many leading companies. Anglade was born in Montreal, but her parents (Georges Anglade and Mireille Neptune) were originally from Haiti, and had returned to live there permanently. Her father was a writer and professor, co-founder of the department of geography at Université du Québec à Montréal. Unfortunately, both of them died in the Haitian earthquake of January 2010. Anglade is Quebec's new minister of the economy, science and innovation and digital strategy.
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.
Here is a picture of Rodney St Elois who became a member of the Académie des lettres du Québec.
Highly honored poet and author, Haitian-Canadian, Rodney Saint-Eloi, has been warmly received into the Academie des letters du Quebec.
His work has been published in English, Spanish, and Japanese, resulting in many awards of recognition.
As a member of the Literary Academy he wants to raise awareness of French language, literature, and cultural in the Francophonie. To honor him further he is up for the sought-after Governor General's literary award.
Here is a picture taken from a Quebec elementary school textbook that the Haitian community called racist material.
Some members of Montreal's black and Haitian communities have reported that a French Textbook (Ardoise grammar book), meant for Grade 3 and 4 students contains racist material and it should be withdrawn from the curriculum. They consider the book as racist because no other perspective of Haiti has been presented to the kids in the book, but it describes poverty, ignorance and backwardness of the Haitian community. The controversial part of the textbook is a story of an 11-year-old small girl from Haiti, named Fancia who does daily household chores of a woman. She lives in a Haitian community of poor and black people where doing daily chore is a normal practice, but hope to get educated is nothing but an absurd dream of a small girl. The given description could be an individual instance, but never a describing representation or a part of children education.
Here is a picture of the ceremony for the Haitian officials graduates of the master's degree ENAP of Quebec.
On October 6th, 2015, at the Hotel Karibe Convention Center, a graduation ceremony of the National School of Public Administration (ENAP) of Quebec, in Haiti, wash held. Twenty Haitian executives from the ministries and decentralized agencies of the State who have undergone a 30 month course under a support program to 'Strengthen Public Management in Haiti', received their parchment from the hands of the Head of Government, Prime Minister Evans Paul and André Bourret, the vice rector for Academic Affairs of ENAP of Quebec. The Prime Minister, in his remarks for the occasion has mentioned that this line of cooperation has correctly addressed the needs of the State to equip itself with the right personnel in the public administration and management. Haiti welcomes every similar endeavor and he conveyed many good wishes to ENAP of Quebec to grow and prosper.