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Baird Still Skeptical About Iran

WASHINGTON - Canada's former foreign affairs minister is expressing skepticism about Iran as nuclear talks with that country enter a sensitive phase.John Baird described his concerns about a possible...

Canada's Toxic Relationship With Chemical Weapons

Somewhere in the Lester B. Pearson Building, Canada's foreign affairs headquarters, must be a meeting room with the inscription "The World Should Do as We Say, Not As We Do" or perhaps "Hypocrites 'R Us." With the Obama administration beating the war drums, Canadian officials are demanding a response to the Syrian regime's alleged use of chemical weapons. The Conservatives signed Canada onto a White House statement claiming: "The international norm against the use of chemical weapons is longstanding and universal." While one may wish this were the case, it's not. In fact, Canada has repeatedly been complicit with the use of chemical weapons.

Baird To Talk Syria In Turkey

OTTAWA - The continuing crisis is Syria will be front and centre when Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird visits Turkey this weekend.Turkey, a NATO ally of Canada, is one of the handful of countries t...

Syria In 'Dangerous New Phase'

TORONTO - The crisis in Syria has entered a "dangerous new phase," Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird warned Monday, as Washington announced it had "undeniable" evidence of a chemical weapons attack....

Baird's Syria Solution

OTTAWA - Reports of a Russian arms shipment to the Syrian regime and the rejection of peace talks by opposition groups raised fears Thursday that international efforts to bring an end to the civil war...

Emergency Syria Debate

MPs held an emergency debate in the House of Commons on Canada's role in Syria amid renewed concerns about chemical weapons and Israel's involvement in the civil war that has created a growing refugee...

Now, Baird Wants UN's Help

OTTAWA - There is no reason to doubt reports of chemical weapons being used in Syria, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Friday.But there still needs to be a formal inquiry, he said in an interv...

Chemical Weapons A 'Game Changer'

U.S. President Barack Obama issued a cautious warning Friday that Syria's reported use of chemical weapons could be a "game changer" that could provoke international intervention in the country's ongo...

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...

Baird's 'Grave' Concern

Foreign Minister John Baird said today Canada has grave concerns that Syria might be ready to use chemical weapons on its own people or its neighbours, or that the weapons could fall into the hands of...

Canada Cracks Down On Syria

Canada is extending sanctions against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad but Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird made it clear Friday that military action to provoke the regime's collapse is not on...