Kudos to Air Canada, the aid organizations and both governments!
Air Canada mission brings 24 Haitian children to Ottawa
Four hours later, the toddler and 23 other tiny immigrants -- several of them needing hospital care -- arrived in Ottawa aboard an Air Canada "relief mission" jet.
I also agree with Jason Kenney that we have to go slow and make sure the adoptive families are qualified and that the children do not have any relatives that will take them in Haiti.
I also like the idea that planning is taking place for long term help for Haiti.
Haiti thanks Canada for ‘marvellous’ support, ahead of reconstruction talks
OTTAWA -- A sombre Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive thanked Canadians Sunday for their "marvellous" support beginning within minutes of the earthquake that has shattered his country and brought him to Canada for an international conference on relief and reconstruction efforts.
He expressed gratitude and hope during a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who assured him of Canadian support in weeks, months and years ahead.
"The task ahead of you is unimaginable," Mr. Harper said, as the pair shook hands before settling into discussions in the prime minister's office about the international conference Monday in Montreal. "I say to you Jean-Max as a fellow prime minister, I just can't imagine."
Maybe we can adopt a country, like we did the Haitian children, and work with that government until they are mature enough to help themselves. We need to be in this for the long term, not just a few weeks. I am very proud of how well the government is handling this crisis. Maybe Michelle Jean can become our special reconstruction envoy to Haiti after she is done being the GG, it would be perfect for her.