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Paul Dewar's letter to Lawrence Cannon - May 13,2010

Paul Dewar's letter to Lawrence Cannon - May 13,2010

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NDP critics asks Foreign Minister to appoint Michaelle Jean to Haitian reconstruction commission
NDP critics asks Foreign Minister to appoint Michaelle Jean to Haitian reconstruction commission

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Published by: The Globe and Mail on May 17, 2010
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Paul
Dewar
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Hon.LawrenceCannonMinister
of
ForeignAffairs
House
of
Commons
Ottawa,Ontario
KlAoA6
May
13,
2010
Dear
Minister
Cannon,
Iwritetorecommendthegovernment'sappointment
of
HerExcellencyMichaelleJeanas
Canada'srepresentativeonHaiti'sReconstructionCommissionuponthecompletion
of
hercurrentroleasCanada'sGovernorGeneral.
Asyouareaware,thecommissionwill
be
co-chaired
by
BillClintonandHaitianPrime
MinisterJean-MaxBellerive.Theboardwillalsohavearepresentative
of
majordonor
countriesincludingCanada.Thecommissionaims
to
transferthe
full
control
of
thereconstructioneffortstotheGovernment
of
Haitiafter
18
months.
CanadiansrecognizethatreconstructingHaitirequires
full
commitmenttoalong-haul,large-scaleredevelopmentprocess.RedevelopingHaitimustbemuchmoreambitiousthanjustreconstructingthecountrytoitspre·earthquakestatus.Investmentsshouldsupportthecapacity
of
Haitiancivilsociety
to
respondtotheneeds
of
thenation.Haitianownership
of
theredevelopmentprocess
is
of
theutmostimportance.Reconstructionwillhavetofocusonthedevelopmentof:Aneffectivestatewithinvestments
in
health,education,housing,waterandsanitation,theestablishment
of
an
equitabletaxsystem,andthetraining
for
itspoliceforce.
An
activecitizenshipwithsupport
for
Haitiannon-governmentalorganizationssothatanactivecitizenshipcanholdgovernments
to
account;leveragingCanada'sexpertise
in
democraticcapacity·building
to
ensureHaitianownership
of
theredevelopmentprocess;andmechanisms
to
ensurethatbothemergencyaidandlong-tennreconstructionrespond
to
theneeds
of
womenandgirls.Avibranteconomy.providinggrantsforinvestments
in
micro-enterprise,rebuildingtheeconomyfromthebottom
up
withinvestments
in
agricultureandreforestationtostemtheacceleratingmigration
to
thecapital,aswellasmeasures
to
addressfoodsecurityissues.
House
of
Commons
Room
879.ConfederationBUilding
Onawa.
OntariO
K1AOAtt
Tel:
(613)996-5322Fill(
f6131
996-5323
DewarP@par1.gc.ca
ConstinJellcy1306
Wellington
Street
SUite
304
Onawa.OntariO
KIY
382Tel[613)
9<16-8682
Fax:
(6131
946-8680
Chambre
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