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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 Congrats to the crews of our Canadian icebreakers! RT @DFO_NL Parked at the North Pole!!! #LSSL #CCGArctic

Posted on Twitter Discussed a whole range of issues w/ FM @vpusic in Zagreb... so much opportunity in Canada-#Croatia relations & trade http://t.co/I0JTb1JA40

Posted on Twitter RT @CanadainIraq Ambassador Saccomani meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs Hoshyar Zebari #Iraq http://t.co/JzM2dZjqht

Posted on Twitter Great to see #Ottawa being ranked No.4 for Labour Day city breaks in North America http://t.co/FrEJ1W9L1V

Posted on Twitter Canada is concerned by reports that a @UN helicopter crashed after being attacked near Bentiu, #SouthSudan http://t.co/cs65nzhglC

Posted on Twitter My friend & colleague @HonEdFast is the first Canadian Trade Minister to visit every @ASEAN nation (and I'm first FM) http://t.co/Sj5fiuKpTk

A week ago

Mentioned by Toronto Sun Should MPs tweet in both official languages? Canada's language watchdog has launched a probe into Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird's personal Twitter account. This is raising some eyebrows given the fact that many MPs have personal Twitter accounts and the language watchdog is concerned that ...

Mentioned by CANOE Should MPs tweet in both official languages? Canada's language watchdog has launched a probe into Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird's personal Twitter account. This is raising some eyebrows given the fact that many MPs have personal Twitter accounts and the language watchdog is concerned that ...

Mentioned by National Post Canada's language watchdog probing John Baird's Twitter account over lack of ... Canada's commissioner of official languages has launched an investigation into John Baird's Twitter account to determine if the foreign affairs minister is running afoul of federal laws around bilingual communication. Graham Fraser had received a complaint that Baird's tweets were often only in English, and decided the ... Baird's Twitter profile describes him as “Canada's foreign minister and MP for Nepean-Carleton.” A majority of his posts are on foreign affairs issues; some are repeated in French, others are not.

Mentioned by News1130 John Baird's Twitter activity prompts scrutiny of Canada's language commissioner ... Foreign Affairs John Baird takes part in an event at the National War Museum in Ottawa on May 12, 2014. Canada's commissioner of official languages has launched an investigation into John Baird's Twitter account to determine if the foreign affairs minister is running afoul of federal laws around bilingual communication. ... Baird's Twitter profile describes him as “Canada's foreign minister and MP for Nepean-Carleton.” A majority of his posts are on foreign affairs issues; some are repeated in French, others are not.

Mentioned by Waterloo Record Baird's Tweets criticized for not being bilingual enough OTTAWA — A probe by Canada's language watchdog into Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird's Twitter is prompting questions about the lines between personal and government business on the Internet. Baird, a Conservative MP who represents an Ottawa ...

Mentioned by The Globe and Mail John Baird's Twitter activity prompts scrutiny of Canada's language commissioner Canada's commissioner of official languages has launched an investigation into John Baird's Twitter account to determine if the foreign affairs minister is running afoul of federal laws around bilingual communication. Graham Fraser had received a complaint that Baird's tweets were often only in English, and decided the ... Baird's Twitter profile describes him as “Canada's foreign minister and MP for Nepean-Carleton.” A majority of his posts are on foreign affairs issues; some are repeated in French, others are not.

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 ...

Three months ago

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

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