Canada would be a good choice to take on Haiti’s challenges


Richard Albert (“Sovereignty doesn’t always work out,” Ideas, May 7) points out one example of a fundamental flaw in US foreign policy. The continuing disastrous living conditions in much of Haiti, with no end in sight, and which I have observed, could be reversed by more beneficial policies originating in Washington. However, the United States is much more interested in changing governments in far away places in the world, seldom at the request of their leaders, and ignoring the serious problems right at its doorstep. Albert’s suggestion of having Canada take a role in creating a long-term solution to Haiti’s misery should be seriously considered.

Klaus Kleinschmidt, Concord

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