A meeting with the Honourable John Baird

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John Baird with the 2016-2017 OLIP Interns

This past year, we were welcomed with coffee and cookies at Bennett Jones LLP by the Honourable John Baird and his assistant, Michael Ceci. Mr. Baird wanted to be a politician from a very young age, and was initially drawn to provincial politics. We discussed his tenure as a young MPP at Queen’s Park, and then his experience in federal politics as an MP. Mr. Baird wore many hats during his time on Parliament Hill, including time spent as Canada’s Foreign Minister, Minister of the Environment, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons. We had the chance to ask him how his experience at Queen’s Park, as an MP, Minister of Community and Social Services, Minister of Energy, and Government House Leader informed his subsequent work as part of the last federal Conservative Government. It was a pleasure to meet Mr. Baird and chat politics with someone who spent the formative years of his political career at Queen’s Park!

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