Montreal (Qc) CANADA, April 23,2007 -
The Honourable John Baird, P.C., M.P.
Member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean
Minister of the Environment gives a speech to Reseau-Environnement members, in Montreal.
The honourable John Baird was elected as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Ottawa West-Nepean on January 23, 2006. On February 6, 2006, Mr. Baird was appointed to the Privy Council as President of the Treasury Board in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's first cabinet. On January 4, 2007, Mr. Baird was sworn in as Minister of the Environment in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's second cabinet.
During his time as President of the Treasury Board, Minister Baird was responsible for steering Canada's toughest piece of anti-corruption legislation, the Federal Accountability Act through the House of Commons. The act received Royal Assent on December 12, 2006.
Prior to being elected as a federal Member of Parliament, Mr. Baird served as the Member of Provincial Parliament for the ridings of Nepean and Nepean-Carleton from 1995-2005.
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