My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Time to help Haiti....

Now is the time to put aside political differences and help the Haitian people...
* Canadians concerned about relatives in the country can call the emergency operations centre in Ottawa at 1-800-387-3124, (613) 943-1055, or by email:
* Canadians in Haiti can contact embassy officials in Port-au-Prince by calling the Department of Foreign Affairs' Emergency Operations Centre collect at (613) 996-8885.
Canada has long been involved in helping is a list of what we have been doing...
Haiti is the second-largest recipient of Canadian development aid, and the two nations have a warm relationship.

In fact, late last year Cannon participated in a round of talks with Haiti's Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, focused on strengthening security institutions in Haiti.

Following is a list of current projects Ottawa is involved with in Haiti, part of a promised $555 million to be delivered between 2006 and 2011.

* $3.7 million for the reinforcement of the Haitian National Police's marine unit to purchase five boats.
* $701,287 for the construction of a slipway and workshops at the Port-au-Prince naval base.
* $3.6 million for "capacity building in migration management"
* $4.4 million to construct the Croix-des-Bouquets detention centre

Following is a list of Canadian projects in Haiti that was released in February 2008

* $75 million for the construction and rehabilitation of the road between the cities of Jermie and Les Cayes
* $19 million to improve reproductive health
* $13.8 million for technical assistance to the Haitian State Project
* $10 million to support school feeding programs
* $5.4 million to help with tuition fees
* $1.2 million for the Education for All program
* $700,000 for disaster preparedness in Haiti
How to help now? I think the best donation is time and money. You can start with the Canadian Red Cross....


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