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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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Friday, March 27, 2015
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