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Baird Likens ISIS Fight To Struggles With Communism In UN Address

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - American praise for Canada as one of its strongest allies in the fight against militants in Iraq and Syria wasn't enough to conceal sharp dif...

Baird Rips United Nations.. Again

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is once again maligning the United Nations, accusing its human rights council of singling out Israel and ...

Baird Warns Of Iran Charm Offensive

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird warned the United Nations General Assembly on Monday to avoid being taken in by any Iranian charm offensi...

Canada Decries War Rape, Mum On Abortion

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative government backed a British-led declaration at the United Nations this week condemning war rape, but whether that extends to...

Canada Pressured To Sign Arms Treaty

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada is facing renewed pressure to join a landmark United Nations treaty that regulates the lucrative arms trade after reports that the Uni...

Harper Snubs UN.. Again

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper will join a team of Conservative ministers in New York this week, although the prime minister will not address the United Nati...

NDP Critic BLASTS Baird

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP accused Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird on Thursday of botching relations with his own diplomats and isolating Canada on the inte...

Landmark Arms Treaty? Not Now

CP | The Canadian Press, The Associated Press | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada isn't saying whether it will join more than 60 other countries in signing a landmark treaty to regulate the multibillion-dollar global...

Canada Won't Run For Security Council Seat

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The ongoing debate about Canada's standing on the world stage was rekindled Wednesday after John Baird admitted Canada won't run again for a ...

Non-Committal On Palestine

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is making no promises to renew Canada's $300 million in aid spending for the Palestinians.The five-year c...

Baird Issues Warning To Palestine

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has told a powerful pro-Israel lobby that Palestinians will feel "consequences" from Canada if they pursu...

Canada Threatens Retaliation As UN Votes For Palestinian Statehood

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird used the podium at the United Nations General Assembly to denounce the world body Thursday for its "utter...

Baird Blasts UN Official Over Israel Bias

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada Politics

GATINEAU, Que. - A United Nations special investigator's latest criticism of Israel's conduct towards the Palestinians is part of a disturbing pattern...

Minister Baird: Bullying Doesn't Belong in the UN

Gavin Magrath | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Gavin Magrath

In what has been described as a "broadside" and a "blistering attack," Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird criticized the United Nations in his speech to the General Assembly earlier this week. Whether these views are simply borrowed from conservative thinkers to the south, or whether they are motivated by animus at perceived snubs such as Canada's failure to win a Security Council seat in 2010, they were sufficiently offensive that former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney offered rare public censure of the Conservative government. If our government perceives that it is being snubbed by the United Nations, perhaps it should look at foreign and diplomatic policies instead of going to New York to pick up its proverbial marbles and return home.

Just Do It, Baird Tells UN

CBC | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Politics

The United Nations has to stop looking inward and start looking at what it's getting done in the world, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Monda...

Diplomacy Not Dead Yet In Syria

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Politics

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird delivered a scathing rebuke Monday to the United Nations, pointing to the bloodshed in Syria as e...

Baird To UN: Don't Go There

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - United Nations Secretary General Ban ki-Moon departed for Iran on Tuesday, apparently oblivious to the objections of Canada's outspoken forei...