Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird

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Baird: No One Believes Putin

LONDON - Likening sanctions against Russia with the West's past efforts to stamp out apartheid and bring democracy to Myanmar, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced further punishments Monday...
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Baird Gets Tougher On Iran

OTTAWA - Canada ratcheted up sanctions against Iran on Wednesday, adding 30 individuals and 82 entities to an economic blacklist and banning almost all exports to and imports from the country.But in a...
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Fit For A King

AMMAN, Jordan - The ongoing turmoil in Syria will be a major of topic of discussion when Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird meets with Jordan's king on Sunday.Baird is due to meet with King Abdullah...
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Baird Issues Warning To Palestine

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has told a powerful pro-Israel lobby that Palestinians will feel "consequences" from Canada if they pursue the Jewish state at the International Criminal C...
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Harper's Stance on Iran? A Political Checkmate

Many commentators were surprised and puzzled when the Canadian government closed its embassy in Iran last week. But the actions are sudden only to us observers on the outside. These kinds of political machinations happen often, especially in a government that knows it holds a tenuous grip on targeted voters in Canada. What better way to crank up the domestic sentiment than to thumb your nose at an entire country that a large portion of your constituency is hostile towards, while other western leaders are left scratching their collective heads?
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Baird To UN: Don't Go There

OTTAWA - United Nations Secretary General Ban ki-Moon departed for Iran on Tuesday, apparently oblivious to the objections of Canada's outspoken foreign affairs minister.John Baird's office released a...

Spanking Iran Won't Get Canada Far

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister recently convened ambassadors in Ottawa and pressed for an aggressive stance against Iran. The West's threat of military intervention in Iran is akin to spanking your child while yelling, "Don't hit others!" Canada needs to influence its allies with a "do what we do" approach.
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Baird Defends Religious Freedom Office

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says his department's new Office of Religious Freedom won't become a vehicle for playing domestic politics in Canada's immigrant communities.Baird dismisse...
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New Canadian Sanctions On Syria

Canada is expanding its sanctions against Syria's Bashar al- Assad regime, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced Tuesday. "We are toughening and expanding our sanctions against Syria. Certain...
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Canada Extends Sanctions Against Syria

OTTAWA - Canada's foreign minister acknowledges that diplomatic measures have failed to end the brutal crackdown on reform protesters in Syria, but he says the West remains committed to stopping the b...
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More Than Trade

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says relations with China continue to improve and he hopes for increased investment and trade in the future. Baird is in Beijing on his first visit to Chin...
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Baird Beijing Bound

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - John Baird will make his first trip to China this weekend as foreign affairs minister, continuing the Conservative government's efforts to improve its sometimes awkward...