The world is sending soldiers back to Haiti — this time without Canada's help

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Why is Canada involved in Haiti? Why is it Canada’s job to fix a failed state?

Those are two of the most common questions CBC News hears from Canadians about the current state of anarchy and widespread gang violence in this Caribbean island nation. The answers are complicated — because Canada’s involvement in the international response to Haiti’s plight is much more limited than it might appear.

In fact, the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not volunteer for the job of fixing Haiti. As they say in the army, Canada essentially was “volun-told” to sign up for the daunting task of restoring order there — and

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