I was just as shocked as many others were to hear that the now former Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird was going to announce he was stepping aside from politics. He has been one of my favorites along with the late former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty in PM Harper's cabinet. He was the best Foreign Ministers in my lifetime. For those who missed it or would like to see again John Baird's great farewell speech.
Thank you for your service to Canada John Baird, you did a great job and you will be missed! God's speed in whatever you decide to do next in your life!