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Baird’s spot richly deserved, but not a single environmentalist on list

Regarding the spring issue of your Power & Influence magazine, in your annual survey of the top 100 people influencing Canada’s global future, you rank Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird the second most powerful politician after the Prime Minister. You say that he’s been called one of the best foreign ministers since Lloyd Axworthy, which is about 14 years by my calculation. This is faint praise indeed, but richly deserved. If cooler heads than that of John Baird had not prevailed, chances are the United States, and possibly Canada, would today be embroiled in another war in the Middle East.

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Baird’s spot richly deserved, but not a single environmentalist on list

Regarding the spring issue of your Power & Influence magazine, in your annual survey of the top 100 people influencing Canada’s global future, you rank Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird the second most powerful politician after the Prime Minister. You say that he’s been called one of the best foreign ministers since Lloyd Axworthy, which is about 14 years by my calculation. This is faint praise indeed, but richly deserved. If cooler heads than that of John Baird had not prevailed, chances are the United States, and possibly Canada, would today be embroiled in another war in the Middle East.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Friday, October 24, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE