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Canadian global engineering firm Hatch names John Baird as strategic advisor

TORONTO - Former foreign minister John Baird has been hired as a strategic advisor to Hatch, an engineering and consulting firm for resource companies.Hatch has its global head office in Mississauga, Ont., and operates in 150 countries around the world.It says Baird's experience in international affairs will help Hatch as it expends in the energy, mining and infrastrucure sectors.It's the latest corporate appointment for Baird since he announced in February that he was leaving Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet and resigned his Parliamentary seat for an Ottawa riding.Baird is one of several high-profile Harper ministers who have announced they won't be running again in this year's federal election in October.In addition to the Hatch appointment, Baird has been hired as advisor to Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) and law firm Bennett Jones and joined the board of directors of Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP)

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