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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.

  

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Monday, April 27, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Bottoms up at Hy's post-budget soirée April 27, 2015

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Trudeau advisers Gerald Butts, left, Robert Asselin, Ekos pollster Frank Graves, Postmedia News' Stephen Maher, consultant Andrew Balfour and National Post's John Ivison.

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CTV's Mercedes Stephenson and Rob Rosenfeld of the U15-Group of Canadian Research Universities.

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Finance Minister and man of the hour, Joe Oliver, arriving in his New Balance sneakers.

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Health Minister Rona Ambrose's Director of Communications Cailin Rogers and Policy Director Trina Morisette with Greenbridge's Sheefra Brisbin.

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Joseph Finkle, consultant at National Public Relations, and Navigator Consultant Will Stewart.

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House Speaker Andrew Scheer and his chief of staff Kenzie Potter.

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Greenbridge's Patrick Dion and Sheefra Brisbin.

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Finance Canada Economist Heather Kay, Canadian Chamber of Commerce's Mary-Anne Carter, Gillian Frackelton, special assistant to Vicki Heyman, Kristina Martin of Capital Comms Group, and Bluesky Strategies' Shannon Donnelly.

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Liberal speechwriter Colin Horgan and Global's Laura Stone.

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Deputy Chief of Staff in the PMO Howard Anglin.

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Treasury Board President Tony Clement.

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Liberal Senator Dennis Dawson.

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Nanos Principal and Strategist Greg Weston.

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RX&D Lobbyist Sarah Douglas and The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello and Bea Vongdouangchanh.

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