Michaëlle Jean on what's next for Haiti

Canada's former Governor General visits Haiti for the second anniversary of the quake that shattered a nation. Michaëlle Jean believes that while charities are helping to rebuild, the national government is so starved for cash it can't enforce its own policies for reconstruction. And in the meantime, as many as half a million people remain in tents.

Today's guest host was Nancy Wilson.

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Michaëlle Jean on what's next for Haiti

One minute, the Sacre Coeur church was casting a long afternoon shadow over Port-au Prince -- and the next minute, it wasn't. One of the oldest buildings in the capital was shattered in the blink of an eye.

And there was a lot worse to come. When the ground relentlessly shook Haiti two years ago, it killed an estimated three hundred thousand people. And many more lives were in chaos. Even today, Sacre Coeur remains a ruin and half a million people are still homeless.

The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean returns to Haiti this week to commemorate the second anniversary of the quake on Thursday. The former Governor-General is currently UNESCO's Special Envoy For Haiti. She was in Ottawa.

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