Foreign Affairs Minister Canada

A Unilingual Foreign Affairs Minister Is a National Embarrassment

Robert Asselin | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Politics
Robert Asselin

By appointing a unilingual Foreign Affairs Minister, Rob Nicholson, Prime Minister Harper fails to understand his role to protect this precious heritage. He also handicaps heavily our country's ability to take advantage of our linguistic duality on the world stage. In 2015, it is totally unacceptable.

Baird Resigns From Cabinet, Won't Run Again

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — John Baird made it official this morning, telling a hushed House of Commons that he is stepping down as Stephen Harper's foreign affairs mi...

How Our Nation Supports Illegal Weapons

Paul Dewar | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada Politics
Paul Dewar

On Monday I asked Canada's foreign affairs minister about the Arms Trade Treaty. Shamefully, the Conservative government acted as a spoiler during the treaty negotiations. The only civil society representative on Canada's delegation was from the gun lobby -- a man who was hailed by the NRA as one of its "beacons of hope." Hundreds of thousands of people die every year as a result of armed conflict. This treaty will help them. Dozens of countries have realized this, and have joined together to pursue a safer and more prosperous future. Canada should join the world in ending the illegal flow of weapons to the world's worst conflicts.

Baird Defends Support For Israel

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - Canada's foreign affairs minister was the keynote speaker Thursday at an event in the U.S. capital honouring religious freedom, forcefull...

Baird To Make History In Myanmar

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Politics

BANGKOK - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is planning a landmark visit to Myanmar, a country that has suffered for nearly half a century under the...