First wave of evacuees from Haiti headed to Canada

OTTAWA — The federal government is evacuating Canadians from Haiti and may institute a humanitarian immigration program to allow hundreds or thousands of Haitians into Canada. The first 100 Canadians evacuated from Haiti by this country’s military are en route to Montreal via the Dominican Republic and are scheduled to arrive at 11:30 p.m. ET […]

Canada responds as 100,000 feared dead

The defence department’s Disaster Assistance Relief Team will deploy to Haiti, Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced Wednesday, following Tuesday’s deadly earthquake. The only question is when and how to balance the need for medical professionals to treat the sick and wounded against the need for engineers and infrastructure specialists who can prop up damaged bridges […]