Foreign Affairs Minister Canada

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...