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Canada's Private Sector Eyes Haiti Reconstruction

by Van Ferrier

On March 31, 2010, the United Nations hosts a major conference in New York to plan and coordinate reconstruction in Haiti. It is still unclear what role Canada played in the ouster of democratically elected President Jean Bertrand Aristide in 2004—an act that paved the way for foreign multinationals to take up shop in Haiti, including Canadian sweatshops and mining companies.

Van Ferrier is a Montreal-based journalist.

Geography: Canada, Latin America

March 30, 2010

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