Earthquake rehashes bad memories of Haiti
Many people were woken up by this morning's earthquake that measured 4.5 on the Richter scale.
Although it was not strong enough to cause any serious damage, for a couple of Haitian Montrealers, it was enough to bring up bad memories of the quake that struck their homeland close to three years ago.
Dominique Anglade is one of them. She is the president of the Coalition Avenir Quebec. She says she was working at her desk when the quake hit just past midnight. She tells CJAD it immediately brought up bad memories.
"I couldn't help but think about the earthquake in Haiti that killed hundreds of thousand of people, including my parents," she says. "I have to say I got very emotional at that point."
It did however make her feel grateful to be here in Montreal.
"Even if last night's earthquake measured 7 on the scale, we would not have seen the kind of devestation like we saw in Haiti," Anglade says.
Another well-known Haitian Montrealer, George Laraque, took to Twitter following the quake. He wrorte in French, 'since the earthquake struck Montreal at 12:19 a.m., I can't fall asleep, too many bad memories...'