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Bennett Jones law firm taps John Baird as its new senior advisor

John Baird has lined up another plum gig.

Leading law firm Bennett Jones said Tuesday it has hired the former foreign affairs minister as a senior advisor. 138 more words


John Baird joins Bennett Jones as senior advisor

John Baird, who recently resigned as Canada’s minister of foreign affairs, is joining Bennett Jones LLP as a senior advisor.

“Bennett Jones’ domestic and global reach across diverse economic sectors and its commitment to being Canada’s leading resources focused business law firm, made it a natural fit for me,” Baird said. 114 more words

Legal Post

Byelections called for three ridings, same day as expected federal vote

OTTAWA – Elections Canada has announced three federal byelections to fill vacant seats in the House of Commons – but the date set is the same for the next expected general federal election. 137 more words


City Hall Blog: Poilievre sits down with the Citizen

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Minister Pierre Poilievre this week to chat (mostly) about his role as the Ottawa senior minister, responsible for the national capital. 3,209 more words

Local News

Letter: Tories asleep on job of tax-cut oversight

Re: Auditor General: Billions in tax breaks given without proper oversight, April 29.

Expensive Government of Canada ads during NHL TV broadcasts extol the many wonderful tax relief measures included within the so-called Economic Action Plan, and now we learn from the auditor general that the tax relief program is a loosey-goosey scheme that has no oversight, and seemingly no one, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper or Finance Minister Joe Oliver, has even the vaguest clue as to the effectiveness of any one tax-relief measure, much less the entire program. 120 more words

Stephen Harper

Thanks to Harper, ‘Canada no good!’

Walking through the old city of Nablus in the West Bank a few days ago, I encountered a Palestinian man who worked as a tailor in the small store situated in his family’s home. 1,553 more words


Kenney says Canadian troops won't be training Nazi sympathizers in Ukraine

The Canadian government is confident that troops from Petawawa won’t end up instructing Neo Nazis and far right extremists when they begin their training mission in Ukraine this summer, but a former diplomat is warning it will be difficult to weed out such extremists as their militia units are now being integrated into Ukraine’s regular forces. 607 more words