Haiti - Diaspora : Goodbye message from the Ambassador of Haiti to Canada
Message from Ambassador Frantz Liautaud :
"To the Haitian community in Canada To my Canadian friend (s)
Distinguished compatriots of Canada,
It was a real pleasure to be by your side as Ambassador of Haiti to Canada. Together, we have been able to establish solid links that have enabled us on the one hand to make our culture shine through festivals, concerts, painting exhibitions or charity evenings, and on the other hand, to support Haitian organizations in the context of promising projects. Special attention was given to our entrepreneurs in the Ottawa/Gatineau region and elsewhere in this vast and beautiful country. More recently, in the exceptional circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic, we intervened to help compatriots in difficulty.
Through our many meetings at the Embassy and elsewhere, I liked : to exchange, sing, laugh and pray with you. These past years of representing my country and serving a community as vibrant as ours will certainly remain one of the most defining moments in my career and in my personal life. I leave my functions with the feeling of accomplished duty, full of unforgettable memories and strong of the friendship of indulgent compatriots who have pampered me a lot. I would like you to extend this same welcome to my successor. Continue, dear friends, to dream big, to shine on every stage. Nothing is impossible for those who believe and who work.
To the federal, Quebec and provincial governments, with which I have had the honor to work, to all Canadians who have accompanied, helped and advised me over the past eight years, I would like to express my deep and sincere gratitude. A special nod to Quebec : Haiti, the first country, for which it renewed the protocol on the exemption of tuition fees for its academics in La Belle Province, by increasing it by ten percent.
My wife, Mrs. Florence Saint-Léger joins me in sending you our warm thanks, formulated from the bottom of my heart.