John Baird has some pipes.

The foreign affairs minister let out a memorable shriek Monday when a reporter crashed into display case during a press conference on the Canada-EU free trade deal.

Baird displayed a sense of humour about his distinctive reaction


The Ottawa Citizen's Glen McGregor, who posted the video to YouTube, mused that the scream would make an excellent GIF. Ask and thou shall receive:

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