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Conservative MP for Ottawa West—Nepean (Ontario)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Today could have ended how it started: with people sat around a table in ceasefire talks. Sadly, Hamas renewed its rocket attacks yet again.

Posted on Twitter La journée aurait pu finir comme elle a débuté: avec des pourparlers de cessez-le-feu. Mais le Hamas a repris ses tirs une fois de plus.

Posted on Twitter Stunned by how much @Senators & @sensfoundation have contributed to #Ottawa/NCR community since rejoining NHL. Not $100k.. not $1m... $100m!

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Rencontre cordiale avec le maire Régis Labeaume à Québec. Nous avons discuté de tourisme, de patrimoine et du 150e anniversaire du Canada.

This week

Posted on Twitter As @pmharper announced, Canada will deploy @RCAF_ARC assets to help deliver critical military supplies to Kurdish forces fighting ISIS #Iraq

Posted on Twitter Ambassador Saccomani visited a Peshmerga battalion at the frontline between KRG & ISIS forces in Nineveh, #Iraq http://t.co/w3BVV3Onz4

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Where the puck is going In Canada, it has a willing and grateful teammate ready to tackle the challenges of international affairs, and work toward the mutual prosperity of our peoples. John Baird is the minister of foreign affairs and member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean.

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Toronto Sun NDP wants Tories to fund UN agency that housed terrorist rocket launchers OTTAWA — The NDP wants the government to give money to the United Nations agency in Gaza that Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird rebuked this week because terrorist rocket launchers were found in one of its schools. In a letter Friday, the party's foreign ...

A month ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca John Baird, Marc Garneau attend Israel support rally in Ottawa In what is being billed by organizers as a "sign of unity," Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Liberal foreign affairs critic Marc Garneau shared the stage Wednesday night at an Ottawa rally in support of the people of Israel. ... On Tuesday evening, the Conservative Party sent out an email to supporters that cited a recent Facebook comment posted by former Liberal MP and upcoming federal election candidate Omar Alghabra that, they said, "called Israel's self-defence measures 'blind and cruel.'" "We are urging ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Israel-Gaza Conflict: John Baird Says Hamas Not Interested In Peace Minister John Baird told a news conference the battle isn't between the Palestinian people and Israel or even the Palestinian Authority and Israel — rather it's a fight between Hamas and a country trying to defend its people. "It is a conflict between an international ... The Conservative Party also condemned a statement from a Liberal candidate in the Toronto-area riding of Mississauga Centre, calling former Liberal MP Omar Alghabra's words "offensive and ignorant." Alghabra had earlier posted a picture on his ...

Mentioned by Macleans.ca John Baird rebukes Hamas for rejecting ceasefire Minister John Baird told a news conference the battle isn't between the Palestinian people and Israel or even the Palestinian Authority and Israel — rather it's a fight between Hamas and a country trying to defend its people. “It is a conflict between an international ... The Conservative Party also condemned a statement from a Liberal candidate in the Toronto-area riding of Mississauga Centre, calling former Liberal MP Omar Alghabra's words “offensive and ignorant.” Alghabra had earlier posted a picture on his ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca John Baird announces more sanctions in Ukraine crisis Canada is adding a further 14 individuals to the list of those sanctioned over Russia's ongoing involvement in the situation in Ukraine. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird made the announcement Friday in Ottawa. Baird said Canada welcomes an agreement ...

Two months ago

Didn't vote on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Didn't vote on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Didn't vote on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Didn't vote on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Spoke in the House on Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act Mr. Speaker, the convention itself allows for interoperability. Obviously, we have important NATO obligations. We have to work with our closest friend and ally, not just ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, we are immensely concerned about Iran's nuclear program. We remain concerned about its abysmal and deteriorating human rights record and its material support for ...

Voted Yes on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke in the House on Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act Mr. Speaker, we have a different legislative framework in Canada, but our commitment to the prohibition of these terrible weapons of mass destruction is real and ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, Canada and our government are very concerned by the rise in terrorism in Iraq, and we extend our sincere condolences to the families and ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Honduras Economic Growth and Prosperity Act It supported interprovincial trade.

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House [Member spoke in Spanish as follows:] Muchas gracias, señor Presidente. No hablo mucho español. Aprendí español en la escuela. [English] Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, I am not aware of any Canadian arms that have gone to Boko Haram or any of the examples she has cited, so I ...

Spoke in the House on International Development Mr. Speaker, it is important, and the Prime Minister deserves a significant amount of praise for the leadership he has demonstrated. We have got many other ...

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