John Baird


Post-Harper, The Conservatives Still Don't Get It

With Harper gone, you would think the Conservatives could return to providing a reasonable alternative for voters. If you thought that, you'd be wrong. We could go on all day about how Harper's tax cuts for corporations and the rich gutted the social programs and economic development that the rest of us depend on, or how his poorly negotiated trade deals put more power in the hand of corporations at the expense of jobs and a stable future for working Canadians, but the real point here is that these sorts of comments show just how out of touch the Conservative Party has become.

Baird Has Yet Another New Gig

TORONTO - Former federal cabinet minister John Baird has been hired as a strategic adviser to Hatch, an engineering and consulting firm for resource companies.Hatch has its global head office in Missi...

Baird's Got A New Gig

TORONTO - Former foreign affairs minister John Baird has become a special international adviser to Barrick Gold Corp.The Toronto-based mining giant (TSX:ABX), in its annual report issued Friday, lists...

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...

Baird's Claim Contains 'Some Baloney'

OTTAWA - "I have seen the stature of our country grow, in the eyes of the world ... Today, Canada stands tall in the world." — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in his resignation speech in the Hous...

Baird Gives Elliott His Endorsement

OTTAWA - Former foreign affairs minister John Baird has endorsed Christine Elliott in her bid to become the leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, lending her big name support as the three r...

Could MacKay's Exit Be Next?

OTTAWA - If outgoing minister John Baird felt 20 years was long enough for this political go-around, then what must equally seasoned Justice Minister Peter MacKay be thinking?The Nova Scotia politicia...

Will The Real John Baird Stand Up?

OTTAWA - Perhaps it was one-time NDP premier Bob Rae who best described Canada's outgoing foreign affairs minister: "John Baird is bombastic, mean-spirited, vicious, eloquent, generous, smart, cantank...

Surprise Exit Was Years In The Making

OTTAWA - His colleagues in the House of Commons might have been shocked at the news, but Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird appeared very zen, even upbeat, as he announced his sudden departure from f...