POLITICS
09/30/2011 12:12 EDT | Updated 11/30/2011 05:12 EST

Twitter Reactions To John Baird's Gold Business Cards

AP

John Baird has set a new gold standard for business cards.

The Conservative foreign affairs minister demanded — and got — gold embossing on his business cards shortly after being shuffled into the portfolio last May, contrary to government rules.

Baird then ordered the word "Canada" dropped from the standard design, also against federal policy.

And he insisted that "Lester B. Pearson Building" be removed from the standard street address for Foreign Affairs' headquarters in Ottawa, thereby erasing the name of a former Liberal prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

See what Twitter users had to say about Baird's business cards below.

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With files from the Canadian Press