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Canada seeks release of Canadian Al Jazeera journalist in Egypt

Cairo - Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird left for Egypt Monday bound for Egypt. He is expected to be in Cairo this Thursday. He will meet with government officials in an attempt to obtain the release of Mohamed Fahmy an Egyptian-Canadian journalist.

Ukrainian ambassador to Canada asks country to help fight Russia

Ukraine's ambassador to Canada, Vadym Prystaiko, asked Canada and her allies on Thursday to help his country fight Russia, even including troops as a part of the aid. Mr. Prystaiko made the remarks to the Canadian newspaper, 'The Ottawa Citizen.'

Canada, Russia at odds over claims to North Pole

Within 24 hours of yesterday’s statement by Canada's Foreign Minister that his government will lay claim to the North Pole, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his military to boost its presence in the region to bolster its own claim to the region.

Op-Ed: Canada line on Iran deal echoes that of Israel

The Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird claimed he is "deeply skeptical" of the deal reached on the weekend to dampen down Iran's nuclear program in exchange for some relaxation in sanctions.

Op-Ed: The Canadian position on Syria

Ottawa - After US Secretary of State, John Kerry explained the grounds for a limited military strike against Syria in response to what he called Assad's brutal and flagrant use of chemical weapons, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued a statement.

Secretary Kerry and Canada's John Baird meet, Keystone discussed

Washington - Highlighting the important bilateral relationship between Canada and the US, John Kerry received Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird as the first foreign visitor to the State Department. While the XL Keystone discussed, there was no commitment.

Canadian dual citizen linked to Bulgarian bus terror attack

Ottawa - An attack on a Bulgarian tour bus in 2012, carrying Israeli tourists in the Black Sea city of Burgas has been blamed on Hezbollah. A dual Canadian citizen has been linked to the attack.

Canada says Syrian opposition must reject extremism

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has said Syria's National Opposition Coalition must reject extremism before Canada will recognize its legitimacy.

Canada to establish embassy in Myanmar: Foreign Affairs Ministry

Yangon - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced that the Canadian government will open an embassy in Myanmar. This comes months after the Southeast Asian country held historic elections, which led to Canada lifting economic sanctions.

Canada warns gay tourists about travel to Russia

Ottawa - Canada has updated its travel advisory to Russia to include a warning about a new law in St. Petersburg that criminalizes "homosexual propaganda."

Currency talks circulating that Iceland may adopt Canadian loonie

Reykjav - Will Iceland adopt the Canadian loonie? Icelanders are keen on the idea, but the Canadian government and the Bank of Canada are not enthusiastic or open about the possible currency adoption in the North Atlantic country.

Op-Ed: Canadian government not taking espionage seriously

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird do not seem to think the relationship between the Parliamentary Secretary to Baird and a reporter from the Xinhua News Agency is any big deal.

Canadian government misled parliament on G-8 costs: AG report

Ottawa - An Auditor-General report found Canada's Conservative government misled parliamentarians on the appropriation of funds leading up to last summer's G8 summit.

'Last minute' deal in Manitoba means Greyhound will keep running

Just days before a deadline was reached, the Manitoba government worked out an unspecified funding arrangement with Greyhound Canada to keep intercity bus service running in the province.

Transport Minister says Greyhound 'bullying' with threatened cuts

The 95 year old bus company claimed that government regulations are putting the Canadian company in a precarious financial position. Federal Transport Minister John Baird fired back, saying the company was "bullying" the government and consumers.

CCNB Launches Lawsuit Against Canada's Environment Minister

Canada’s Environment Minister John Baird is facing a lawsuit for his lax treatment of Irving Oil’s proposal to construct a massive oil refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick, the CCNB has announced.

Opposition Asks Is Environment Minister Connected to Influence Peddling

Did Canada's Environment Minister John Baird, have any role in the potential influencing peddling scandal that currently surrounds the Mayor of Ottawa? Inquiring minds on the Hill want to know.

Who Does Actually Support John Baird's Green Plan?

Canadian Environment Minister John Baird has been under attack since his Green Plan was announced by some high profile critics and opposition parties as well.

David Suzuki Attacks John Baird at Green Living Show in Toronto

Not physically of course, but Suzuki had some strong words in opposition of the new Conservative environment plan.

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Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird presents honourary citizenship to Aung San Suu Kyi.
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird presents honourary citizenship to Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa
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