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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 #266 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Posted on Twitter We are imposing sanctions against both sides of #SouthSudan conflict. http://t.co/ERFuzDGmJD

Posted on Twitter Canada is extremely concerned about the violence that has erupted today during demonstrations in #BurkinaFaso - http://t.co/puYj9UKxKX

Posted on Twitter RT @pmharper I'm about to make an exciting announcement that will benefit families across the country. Watch live: http://t.co/mZ8Bd779wI

Posted on Twitter Horrified by reports of mass graves of in Anbar, #Iraq, containing 100s of bodies from a tribe that opposes ISIL: http://t.co/5VDZqMa1WK

Posted on Twitter Excellent, thought-provoking roundtable discussion with @shaheedsr @FreedomReligion and a number of #Iran campaigners http://t.co/2Gp9Gp76Ye

Posted on Twitter Great mtg with @shaheedsr @Lynne_Yelich to discuss #Iran's disturbing human rights situation. Doing a roundtable next http://t.co/nozVFL8K6L

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper Mr. Speaker, with regard to part (a) of the question, this change was not preceded by consultations. On July 8, 2014, the Minister of Foreign Affairs ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, obviously working on a combat mission with the United States is an important part of the attack on terrorism in Iraq and the threat ...

Voted Yes on Vote #265 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #264 on Bill S-221 Amend the Criminal Code (assaults against public transit operators)

Voted Yes on Vote #263 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Voted Yes on Vote #262 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on National Defence Mr. Speaker, as I said, that did not come up in the meetings we had with my U.S. counterpart. The combat mission is an important part ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, we welcome Secretary Kerry who is visiting Ottawa and expressing his solidarity and the solidarity of the United States of America with Canada, with ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Multiculturalism Mr. Speaker, I wholeheartedly agree with the member opposite. Canada is a country where pluralism is one of the cornerstones of our values. We welcome people ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Affairs Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the question. Before question period, I briefed both the Liberal and New Democratic foreign affairs critics. There was a package with some ...

Mentioned by MarketWatch Harper Government Focused on Canadian Jobs Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, the Honourable John Baird, Member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean, and the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of State (Democratic Reform) and Member of ...

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.

Two weeks 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: ...

Three weeks ago

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 ...

A month 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 ...

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 ...

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