Robin V. Sears: John Baird was a transformative foreign minister

February 3, 2015 6:32 PM

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Robin V. Sears: John Baird was a transformative foreign minister

In typical fashion, John Baird, one of Canada’s transformative foreign ministers, has chosen his own moment to stun the political world. Not everyone was surprised by his decision to quit, however.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper had long been aware that the clock was ticking on Baird’s time in cabinet. At the time of the last cabinet shuffle, Baird used his earned credibility with the Prime Minister to push back on being moved out of his role as foreign minister. Some confidants said he threate...

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