Canadian aid worker shot in Haiti


Globe and Mail Update

A Canadian aid worker is recovering in hospital and another man is dead after an attack in a suburb of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.

Francklin Guerrier, who was injured, is a retired lawyer from Montreal and is listed as a director of Ayiti Dwa Moun, which is Creole for Human Rights Haiti.

The man who was killed has not been identified.

International Co-operation Minister Bev Oda said the Canadian government is offering support to Mr. Guerrier’s family.

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Guerrier family as they recover from this tragic incident,” she wrote in an e-mailed statement.

“I am happy to hear M. Guerrier is in stable condition and I offer condolences to the family of his friend. Our government is working with consular officials to ensure the family receives support in this time of need.”

The two were attacked by people on a motorcycle during a drive in the capital city, the CBC reported. The broadcaster said Mr. Guerrier was shot in the collar bone.

The reason for the attack was not immediately clear.


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