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June 29, 2015 by Speakers' Spotlight

The Hon. John Baird Named Strategic Advisor At Hatch

As Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird demonstrated his leadership on the world stage by championing freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. Holding the position in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper from 2011 to 2015, Mr. Baird had previously served at the federal level as President of the Treasury Board, Minister of the Environment, and Minister of Transport. Mr. Baird has just been named as a strategic adviser at Hatch:

Former federal cabinet minister John Baird has been hired as a strategic adviser to Hatch, an engineering and consulting firm for resource companies.

Hatch has its global head office in Mississauga, Ont., and operates in 150 countries around the world.

The company says Baird’s experience in international affairs will help Hatch as it expands in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors.

Baird presided over a number of federal portfolios, including foreign affairs, environment and transport and infrastructure.

It’s the latest corporate appointment for Baird since he announced in February that he was leaving Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet and resigned his seat in the riding of Ottawa West-Nepean.

Baird is one of several high-profile cabinet ministers who have announced they won’t be running again in the federal election in October.

In addition to the Hatch appointment, Baird has been hired as adviser to Barrick Gold and law firm Bennett Jones, and joined the board of directors of Canadian Pacific Railway.

Toronto Star/June, 2015