Northern Reflections: Stepping In It

Julian Fantino has never had a reputation for winning friends and influencing people. He not only has shocked and offended Haitians. He’s also made enemies in the United States. The Globe and Mail reports that the State Department is not impressed: One of the U.S. State Department’s top Haiti officials said it sees Canada as ...

Northern Reflections: Haiti In Fantino’s Crosshairs

Julian Fantino — who proclaimed before Christmas that Canada’s foreign aid would be linked to Canadian corporate opportunities  — announced this week that Canada was suspending aid to Haiti, that God-forsaken half of the island of Hispaniola: “If I can put it to you bluntly, we will not be signing any more blank cheques,” Fantino ...