John Baird's name also appears in the New York Times ad.
"Even on its worst day the Canadian health-care system is pretty good."
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.
As Toronto was getting ready in the first week of March to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Pakistan Minority Minister Shahbaz Bhatti's assassination, the Government of Pakistan hanged a man, Mumtaz Qadri, for the brutal murder of Punjab province's governor, Salman Taseer.
John Baird will not seek to replace Stephen Harper as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. The former high-profile
Baird surprised many early this year when he announced he was ending a 20-year political career at both the Ontario and federal levels
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If Toronto and Canada really want to compete in the new global economy we need to innovate; sticking our head in the sand or relying on outdated statutes doesn't cut it. If there are legitimate concerns about specific facets of these new business models, then legislators need to meet with the firms and address them. It's time to get on with it.
When he shuffled cabinet in July 2013, the PM made it clear that the team he was assembling could help him win the next election.
Former foreign affairs minister John Baird has another new job, this one advising Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li, son of