With an eye on Quebec's large Haitian population and the U.S.'s interest in getting other countries involved in aid efforts in Haiti, experts say the government can only win by boosting its commitment to the Caribbean nation. Days after Canada pledged $520 million over the next five years to continue rebuilding and reforming Haiti, former Haitian prime minister Yvon Neptune was released from jail where he has spent the past two years, despite repeated calls from Canada and other countries for his release.

While officials from Foreign Affairs and the Canadian International Development Agency deny any link between...

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