The Canadian Press

2015-02-03 | Baird Resigning

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One of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's greatest cheerleaders, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, is stepping down from cabinet and away from federal politics. Canadian Press reporter Terry Pedwell says the prime minister was quick to praise Baird for his dedication and service. (Former Liberal MP Bob Rae -- whose association with Baird dates back to their days in the Ontario legislature in the 1990s -- called him "bombastic, mean-spirited, vicious, eloquent, generous, smart, cantankerous, hardworking, ingratiating, effective, and human.")

Date: 2015-02-03
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << Stephen Harper says he regrets accepting John Baird's resignation saying he was one of the finest ministers he's had the privilege of working with Harper's has Barrett accomplished remarkable things in 6 Federal cabinet portfolios that is always been willing to do a lot of heavy lifting and some don't in positions and he says Baird never lost sight of the fact that he was serving the Canadian people >>


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