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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, September 1, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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