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Baird Rips United Nations.. Again

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is once again maligning the United Nations, accusing its human rights council of singling out Israel and making no mention of Hamas in its resolution on th...
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Baird Warns Of Iran Charm Offensive

OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird warned the United Nations General Assembly on Monday to avoid being taken in by any Iranian charm offensives.Baird evoked the memory of the failed appeasem...
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Canada Decries War Rape, Mum On Abortion

OTTAWA - The Conservative government backed a British-led declaration at the United Nations this week condemning war rape, but whether that extends to helping victims obtain abortions remains unclear....
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Canada Pressured To Sign Arms Treaty

OTTAWA - Canada is facing renewed pressure to join a landmark United Nations treaty that regulates the lucrative arms trade after reports that the United States is signing on.The Associated Press says...
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Harper Snubs UN.. Again

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper will join a team of Conservative ministers in New York this week, although the prime minister will not address the United Nations General Assembly while he is in the city.Harpe...
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NDP Critic BLASTS Baird

OTTAWA - The NDP accused Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird on Thursday of botching relations with his own diplomats and isolating Canada on the international stage.Foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar...
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Landmark Arms Treaty? Not Now

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 arms trade.The federal government hasn't decided...
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Non-Committal On Palestine

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 commitment expires Sunday, but Baird said he wants...
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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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Minister Baird: Bullying Doesn't Belong in the UN

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.
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Just Do It, Baird Tells UN

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 Monday in a speech to leaders from around the world. S...
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Diplomacy Not Dead Yet In Syria

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 evidence of its lack of purpose and focus as he fir...
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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...