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Conservative MP for Ottawa West—Nepean (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 44.70% of the vote.

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

Posted on Twitter Thanks for all the #MyOttawa posts, RT'd as many as I could for now. So proud of our city today. #OttawaStrong

Posted on Twitter Loving the stream of #MyOttawa tweets, highlighting the best of our city. What are your favourites? Let me know and I’ll RT some. #Ottawa

Posted on Twitter Good chatting with residents at a seniors home in #Nepean. Talking about recent events, and remembering wars past. http://t.co/VrXVvULL98

Posted on Twitter Honour to give Alan Griffin Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal. Fought in Battle of Britain, and a Scout leader for 70yrs! http://t.co/UKPgYxwB1s

Posted on Twitter Thank you @SenatorMenendez -> "We in the US stand in solidarity and unity with our friend, ally, and neighbor." http://t.co/T5RVzcRIA4

Posted on Twitter Wishing Canadians and my Indian counterpart @SushmaSwaraj a very happy #Diwali. We need more light and hope in this world. #FestivalofLights

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, what the government has done is authorize members of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Canadian Armed Forces to participate in an international ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, I do not think we have drones.

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #255 on Bill C-13 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal ...

Voted No on Vote #254 That, in the opinion of the House, the proposed Port of Gros-Cacouna oil terminal, which will be used ...

A week ago

Mentioned by Windsor Star (blog) Sitting out elections In this file photo, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird (left), Liberal MP Marc Garneau, (centre) and NDP MP Paul Dewar, right, arrive at the airport, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 in Baghdad, Iraq. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz ORG XMIT: ...

Two weeks ago

Didn't vote on Vote #253 on Bill C-247 Expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, we have said that we are not going to war with Iraq and we are not to going to war with Syria. We are ...

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister and the government are authorizing, subject to the vote in Parliament this evening, that Canadian Forces troops go and provide combat ...

Spoke in the House on Military Contribution Against ISIL Mr. Speaker, it might surprise the member opposite, but I share his concern. I wish there could be better collaboration between the government and the opposition, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

Mentioned by CHCH News Debate over Canada's role in fight against ISIS Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is urging parliament to support the Harper governments motion to join the American-led air-war against ISIS: “Every step of the way I want Canada to show a strong and united front in the fight against ISIL.” But the NDP and ... Even before MP's vote on the air mission against ISIS, the Harper government has sent a small advance team of less than a dozen people to the Middle East to work with the American-led coalition to finalize basing and logistics for airstrikes. Canada's role will ...

Spoke in the House on Military Contribution Against ISIL moved: That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has called ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Baird To NDP: Canada Has 26 Special Forces Advisers In Iraq, Not 69 Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird confirmed that only 26 of the highly trained troops — not 69 as originally believed — are currently deployed in and around Irbil, in northern Iraq. "The prime minister authorized up to 69 members of the Canadian Forces to ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, with the human tragedies going on, first and foremost we have to look at what can do to stop this humanitarian crisis from growing. ...

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Glavin: Not Our Finest Hour: Canada vs. The Islamic State In the melodramas of yawning unseriousness that have been substituting for the urgent and grown-up debate that Canadians should be having about the cataclysm unfolding in Syria and Iraq at the moment, the spectacle of Oak Ridges–Markham MP Paul Calandra – Exhibit ... After ignoring every warning about the mess he'd left behind in Iraq in 2011, Obama strung along Syria's pro-democracy rebels for three years in a shambling policy that Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird, to his discredit, largely endorsed.

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada John Baird: Battling Terrorists In Iraq, Elsewhere Will Take Time OTTAWA - As the federal cabinet considers sending fighter jets to Iraq, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird suggests Canada and other countries could be in for a long mission. Baird predicts that battling extremists in Iraq and elsewhere will take time and says ...

Mentioned by MetroNews Canada NCC seeks proposals to redevelop LeBreton Flats The National Capital Commission is seeking proposals to redevelop LeBreton Flats into a “world-class destination.” NCC CEO Mark Kristmanson, Chair Russell Mills and MP John Baird, minister responsible for the NCC, put out a call on Tuesday for ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, whenever this government has sent or renewed combat missions, we have always consulted Parliament and had a vote. Let me tell the House what ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Protection of Children and Youth in Developing Countries Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, and colleagues. Just a few short days ago I got back from Iraq where I was joined by two of ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, L20 and L25 under ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, and honourable committee members. I welcome the opportunity to speak with you again about the international priorities of our government ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Bill C-6, An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions and ... Thank you, Mr. Chair and members of the committee. I am pleased to have the opportunity to talk to you about Bill C-6 today. As you ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-6 An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Canada's Arctic Foreign Policy and Main Estimates 2013-14: Votes 1, 5, 10, ... Thank you very much, Mr. Chair, and thank you very much, Minister. It's a real pleasure to be here to update you on our government's foreign ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Briefing on the situation in Mali Thank you very much, Mr. Chair and colleagues. Thank you very much for the opportunity to be with you today. I'd like to say at the ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Role of the Private Sector in Achieving Canada's International Development Interests, Expenditure ... Thank you very much. I want to thank you for the opportunity to be with you this afternoon. I will keep my comments short and I ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2011-12: Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 15b, 17b, 30b and ... Thank you very much. I won't speak for very long, so there will be more opportunity for questions and answers, or responses sometimes. I'm very pleased ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Chapter 2, G8 Legacy Infrastructure Fund, of the Spring 2011 Report of ... He said he wouldn't miss it, for the record. He wishes Deepak was here; don't we all. Deepak is representing the Government of Canada at a ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-42 An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act

Introduced legislation Government bill C-33 An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act and to make consequential amendments to the Canada Transportation Act