In a surprise move Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, 45, announced his resignation from office Tuesday morning after a 20-year political career and that he will not be seeking re-election in 2015.
After allegations were made that Canadian companies bribed officials in Libya and Chad, Canada has introduced a bill providing greater penalties for foreign corruption and making it easier to charge Canadian individuals and companies.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade announced Canada's embassies in Egypt, Sudan, and Libya, will be closed for at least one day in light of the ongoing violence in those countries.
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird was in Libya today, where he met with Mustafa Abdul-Jalil. Baird promised Canada would give $10 million to the NTC to fund weapon recovery and disarmament.