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Baird meets with family of detained journalist Mohamad Fahmy

TORONTO – The family of an Egyptian-Canadian journalist who has been detained in a Cairo prison since late December says they have met with Foriegn Affairs Minister John Baird. 185 more words

World

The Star's View: Gold-plated pensions for senators and MPs

In October 2012, the federal government — reacting to overwhelming criticism of the generous pensions received by MPs and senators — began to roll out measures to chip away at the “gold-plated” plan. 481 more words

Opinion

Canada suspends $10-million contribution to the Commonwealth Secretariat over alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka

TORONTO — Canada is suspending its $10-million contribution to the Commonwealth Secretariat over the alleged human rights abuses in Sri Lanka, which currently chairs the 53-nation alliance, Foreign Minister John Baird said Monday. 240 more words

News

Armed unrest in Ukraine blamed on 'Russian aggression'

WATCH: (Apr. 12, 2014) This week, pro-Russian groups took over several other government buildings. Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird reacted today, imposing more sanctions… 936 more words

World

Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom – Another Example of Systemic Discrimination

On February 19, 2013, Prime Minister Harper announced the formation of Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom (ORF). At that very announcement, he was asked whether this office would protect the rights of atheists who are persecuted in the world. 912 more words

Canadian Humanism

European Nations Reluctant To Follow Harper And Baird’s Calls for Tougher Sanctions Against Russia Over Crimea

My colleague, Esprit de Corps publisher Scott Taylor, notes in today’s Chronicle Herald that Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird are among the most strident of all world leaders in condemning Russia for its actions in Ukraine. 116 more words

Defence Watch

The fools of April

Me and the missus are scrappin’. Sigh. Who knows where these things come from? One minute everything is all Brad & Angie, the next it’s a Crimean referendum. 814 more words

Opinion