Beginning in 1958 with the world's first peace keeping mission Canadians have marched and served peacefull under the flag of the United Nations. A fairly large number were doing just that in Haiti and there are still nearly a hundred Canadians serving the world in our mission to Haiti.
This is how we as a country want to see ourselves. People who get involved to make things better for our fellow man. The intrusion of the attack on New York and Washington by some extremists got us involved in a war, a war which we are trying ever so hard to turn into yet another peace keeping mission, but it is failing.
This massive disaster in Haiti is an opportunity for us as a country and as a generous people, to show that we are more than war mongers involved in a war that no one can win, but in Haiti we can help the injured, the poor, the homeless and those who have lost their loved ones. We can make a difference in Haiti and besides getting aid to the people, we can open the doors of country to those who need a safe place to live and bring tens of thousands of Haitians to Canada.