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Why is Canada still in bed with Saudi Arabia?
By Jonathan Manthorpe
Mar 13, 2015 4:28 pm

Canada: International relations and foreign policy
Written by Diana Thebaud Nicholson
March 7, 2015

Time to Make Ourselves Useful
An open letter on foreign policy to the 2015 federal election winner

Roland Paris
March 2015

Former Canadian Minister John Baird: ‘Just About Every Single Arab Country’ Shares Israel’s Concerns About Iran
By Shiryn Ghermazian
Posted on 03/02/15

Canada’s tantrum in the Middle East
By Paul Adams
Feb 25, 2015 8:57 pm

How NDP, Liberals gave Harper a free pass on foreign policy
OMER AZIZ Contributed to The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Feb. 23 2015, 10:31 AM EST
Last updated Monday, Feb. 23 2015, 11:10 AM EST

Mohamed Fahmy Cannot Afford More Mistakes by the Conservative Government
Marc Garneau
Posted: 02/18/2015 9:33 am EST
Updated: 02/18/2015 9:59 am EST

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird visited Boston
13 Feb 2015
BOSTON – AJC Boston leaders met Jan. 30 with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird to discuss the rise of global anti- Semitism, the fight against terror, and prospects for peace and co-existence in the Middle East. Baird resigned Feb. 3. He has been a courageous voice for democratic values, human rights, and Israel. The full version of this story is only available to online subscribers.

Ten ways the new foreign minister can undo Baird’s damage
Paul Heinbecker The Globe and Mail
Monday, February 9, 2015

Know Comment: A salute to John Baird
02/05/2015 23:06

Baird’s departure leaves unanswered questions
By Tim Harper
Feb 05, 2015

John Baird, political operative
Posted by T Schmidt
February 5, 2015 at 4:02 pm

John Baird in praise of John Baird: John Baird’s pronouncements about Canada’s strength and compassion in the world are in inverse proportion to reality
By Haroon Siddiqui Toronto Star
Feb 04, 2015

The Verdict on John Baird Man of principle or Harper’s mouthpiece?
The nation’s pundits assess Canada’s outgoing foreign minister
Cameron Tulk
February 4, 2015

John Baird resigns as foreign affairs minister, 25 Conservative MPs not seeking re-election
Posted by Rattan Mall
February 3rd, 2015

John Baird’s sudden departure merely raises questions
By Tim Harper, Toronto Star
Feb 03, 2015

Pro-Israeli Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird Resigns
Outspoken ally of Israel Baird announces sudden resignation from politics, as supportive Canadian regime liable to shift in elections.
By Ari Yashar
First Publish: 2/3/2015, 6:13 PM

Baird hit peak politics – and picked the right time to leave
JEFFREY SIMPSON The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Feb. 03 2015, 12:06 PM EST
Last updated Tuesday, Feb. 03 2015, 4:13 PM EST—and-picked-the-right-time-to-leave/article22758865/

Canadian Foreign Minister to Step Down John Baird Will Leave His Post Months Before Election
By Paul Vieira
Feb. 2, 2015 11:43 p.m. ET

4 things to know about Canada’s relationship with Saudi Arabia
Josh Dehaas,
January 23, 2015 10:26 AM, E.T.

Baird declines invite for special Syria meeting at Davos that includes Iran
The Canadian Press
January 21, 2015 1:16 pm

Saudi arms deal makes mockery of Canadian values
By Peggy Mason Embassy News
January 21, 2015

Canada’s foreign minister greeted by protests on Mideast tour
By Roger Jordan
21 January 2015

No Canadian bacon?
Foreign minister gets pelted with eggs and shoes during West Bank visit
Published January 18th, 2015 – 12:47 GMT

Cozying up to Saudi Arabia: How can that be ‘principled’?
Jeffrey Simpson The Globe and Mail
Published Saturday, Jan. 17 2015, 3:00 AM EST
Last updated Monday, Jan. 19 2015, 1:58 PM EST

Baird starts four-day Israeli visit on Friday, and will travel to West Bank
Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press
Jan 15, 2015 05:15:12 PM



UAE, Canada cooperate to tackle regional challenges: John Baird
15/11/2014 02:38:02 PM

Ottawa shootings: No Islamic State link found
There is no evidence so far that a gunman who attacked Canada’s parliament had links to Middle Eastern Islamist extremists, the government has said.
24 October 2014

Canadian visa procedure for Saudis eased
Riyadh: Ghazanfar Ali Khan
Published — Sunday 19 October 2014

Mr. Baird, how are Saudi Arabia’s beheadings different from Islamic State’s?
Shenaz Kermalli, Special to The Globe and Mail
Last updated Saturday, Oct. 18 2014, 10:48 AM EDT

Canadian FM to visit Kuwait, Saudi Arabia
Xinhua News Agency
October 10, 2014 5:32

Secretary Kerry’s Remarks With Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird After Their Meeting
08 October 2014

John Baird’s contradictory digital diplomacy
Posted by David Carment
Sep 17, 2014

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird trumpets Canadian foreign policy during London stop
By Hank Daniszewski, The London Free Press
Friday, August 15, 2014 8:48:54 EDT PM

We’ll pay for Harper’s ‘hit and run’ diplomacy
Sergio Marchi Contributed to The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Jul. 29 2014, 7:20 AM EDT
Last updated Tuesday, Jul. 29 2014, 7:24 AM EDT

Canada’s absolutist foreign policy
Andrew Cohen
Published on: July 22, 2014
Last Updated: July 22, 2014 1:44 PM EDT

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister for Foreign Affairs, meets John Baird, the Canadian foreign minister, in Calgary.
The National staff
July 8, 2014
Updated: July 8, 2014 12:06 PM

No, Mr. Baird, I am not ‘blaming the Jews’
By Ferry de Kerckhove
Jun 30, 2014 1:00 pm

Harper’s Foreign Policy Reflects His Values
Why a bipartisan, consensual foreign policy based on Pearsonian values is now a relic of the past
John Ibbitson
June 19, 2014

Keystone, Northern Gateway pipeline pressure mounts as oil bottleneck costs economy $50-million a day
Theophilos Argitis and Andrew Mayeda, Bloomberg News
June 12, 2014 8:08 AM ET

Harper sinks to new lows with cold war posturing
The dumbing down of Canadian politics has surely hit rock bottom with Stephen Harper’s cynical exploitation of the tumultuous events in Ukraine. Let there be no mistake about it, this is nothing more than crass politics. A subscription is needed to view the rest of this content, Register or log in to add or update your subscription
By Michael Harris
Jun 8, 2014 9:00 pm

The black and white vision of John Baird
Scott Taylor Social Media Manager
May 21, 2014

Even nations can be tossed under Harper’s bus
Gerald Caplan Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, May. 09 2014, 5:10 PM EDT
Last updated Sunday, May. 11 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

Canada’s coup-supporting corporate cowboy diplomacy
By Matthew Behrens
April 23, 2014

Canada’s response in Ukraine and Africa is a lesson in foreign policy priorities
Lee Berthiaume, Ottawa Citizen
Published: April 23, 2014, 6:13 pm

The Big Break: The Conservative Transformation of Canada’s Foreign Policy
CIGI Papers No. 29 by: John Ibbitson
Published: April 7, 2014

Harper’s Cold War mindset diminishes his global credibility
PAUL HEINBECKER Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Apr. 01 2014, 12:48 PM EDT
Last updated Wednesday, Apr. 02 2014, 9:49 AM EDT

Canada needs a realistic foreign policy
J.L. Granatstein Times Colonist
March 7, 2014 12:41 PM

Canada and the Middle East: a reality check
Derek Burney and Fen Osler Hampson Contributed to The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Jan. 09 2014, 6:00 AM EST
Last updated Thursday, Jan. 09 2014, 6:00 AM EST

Canada’s bitter, small-minded foreign policy
Peter Jones Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Jan. 02 2014, 6:00 AM EST
Last updated Thursday, Jan. 02 2014, 6:00 AM EST


From Inside Policy: John Baird’s legacy as foreign minister
By Robin Sears
December 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s dealings with two Canadian leaders of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood
Par Point de Bascule
septembre 11, 2013

Canada has given $5.3M to Syrian opposition to support rebel efforts to counter Assad’s propaganda: source
Justin Ling, Special to National Post
August 31, 2013
Last Updated: Jan 25 5:27 PM ET

Saudi Arabia cancelled major trade meeting because of Baird visit to East Jerusalem: Report
A briefing note for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says a plan to add Brazil, Chile, Peru and South Korea to the Automatic Firearms Country Control List was a direct response to reduced demand for Canadian-made weapons in “traditional markets.”
Lee Berthiaume, Ottawa Citizen
Published: June 6, 2013, 5:18 pm

John Baird’s pig-headed buffoonery threatens to cost Canada money
Thursday, June 6, 2013 16:26

Saudi cancels meeting over Canadian relations with Israel
Middle East Monitor
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 13:48

John Baird, Stephen Hawking and the end of hope
Posted on May 14, 2013
by Paul Adams

Baird’s diplomatic blunder flouts international law
Press Statement – April 15, 2013

John Baird unfazed by criticism after meeting with Israelis in East Jerusalem
Guelph Mercury
Apr 11, 2013

Baird in Bahrain: What about those Canadian arms sales to Saudi Arabia?
By Derrick O’Keefe
April 3, 2013

Minister John Baird Embarrassed in Amman Jordan by questions related to Canadian domestic and international policy
BY Joan Russow, PEJ News – Amman, Jordan
Sunday, 31 March 2013 21:08

Canadian loses bid to lead Syria’s rebels; Ottawa’s stance assailed
STEPHEN STARR — The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2013 6:00AM EDT
Last updated Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2013 6:03AM EDT


John Baird’s Office of Religious Freedom
By Dennis Gruending
January 4, 2013


Full Text: Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird’s Speech On Palestine’s Upgraded Status At The UN
By Maya Shwayder @MayaErgas
November 30 2012 10:12 AM EST

Kadaga, Canadian minister in gay row
By Yasiin Mugerwa
Posted Thursday, October 25 2012 at 01:00–Canadian-minister-in-gay-row/-/688334/1594430/-/emkqmuz/-/index.html

Some Comments on John Baird’s Speech at the U.N.
by Jim Miles
October 6, 2012

The Conservatives and Saudis
August 20, 2012 · 18:07

Ottawa backtracks on aid pledge to Canadian-Syrian group Staff
Published Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 2:28PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 7:06PM EDT

Canada gives $2 million to the charitable alma mater of Omar Khadr’s dad
by Michael Petrou
Sunday, August 12, 2012 10:00pm

Canada Helps War-Weary Syrians
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Minister of International Cooperation Julian Fantino today announced new Canadian support in response to the crisis in Syria.
August 11, 2012

Address by John Baird to the American Jewish Congress by John Baird
Voltaire Network Washington D. C. (États-Unis)
3 May 2012

John Baird: In defence of ‘what is right’
Al Jazeera
31 Mar 2012 11:40 GMT

Canada’s foreign minister explains why and how the country’s stance is shifting on key foreign policy issues.

John Baird: warm manner, blunt talk
Donna Jacobs
February 8, 2012

Is Canada moving to the right?
Changes under Stephen Harper’s government indicate a shift away from progressive policies.
The Stream
Al Jazeera
January 4, 2012
Uploaded on Jan 4, 2012


Foreign Minister John Baird denies al-Qaeda’s involvement in Syria, freezes Syrian regime’s assets
Authors: Robert Sibley and Lee Berthiaume
Reference: The Ottawa Citizen, December 24, 2011, p. A2

Canada engaging Syrian opposition movement
By Lee Berthiaume Postmedia News
Nov 17, 2011 – 11:10 PM ET


Interview with John Baird
Written by Quentin Cantu, Guest Contributor
Sep 16, 2011

Interview: John Baird Canada’s new foreign minister on Libya, Syria, and the thickening of America’s borders.
By Joshua E. Keating
August 10, 2011

Baird Bows to Beijing on human rights
Phelim Kine, The Star Reuters
July 25, 2011






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