John Baird

Stephen Harper position on global Arms Trade Treaty reads like a page out of NRA handbook

The global Arms Trade Treaty, brokered through the United Nations in a lengthy process, came into effect this Christmas Eve, 2014, 90 days after the 50th nation had ratified it. Canada has refused to...

Obama's climate hawk: John Kerry and the decision on Keystone XL

New U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry holds the power to decide if the controversial Keystone XL pipeline will go ahead or not. Given his track record, environmentalists have reason to hope that the...

No new Canadian bid for UN Security Council: Baird

After Canada's defeat last year, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says the country will not mount a new campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council.

Baird says no new UN Security Council campaign after historic Canadian loss

After Canada's defeat last year, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says the country will not mount a new campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council.

Harper comments on Ghadafi's death

Moammar Gadhafi is dead. The ousted Libyan leader was confirmed dead in his hometown of Sirte Thursday. The Canadian Press has the story:   OTTAWA - Moammar Gadhafi will never be able to...

Canada begins engagement with Myanmar, but rules out early end to sanctions

Engagement will focus solely on human rights, minister says.

Canada's new foreign minister hazy on history of Israeli Palestinian conflict

OTTAWA -- John Baird is acknowledging he's got some homework to do on the Conservative government's signature foreign policy in the Middle East. Baird, named foreign affairs minister by Prime...

Parliament to resume June 2

OTTAWA-Parliament will return June 2-one month to the day after the Conservatives won their long-sought majority. Government House leader John Baird said the Commons will first choose a Speaker, then...

They fight, they ridicule, they spew vitriol. They're Canada's politicians!

Instead of delving into complex issues, parliamentarians often answer their own questions, leaving the interrogated minister no choice but to rise and respond with “liar”, “dishonourable”, or a combin