In our town, Ottawa, it is rumoured, and has been since his days at Bell High School in the Ottawa 'burb of Bell's Corners, that John Baird plays for the other team.
That is what makes the CBC report that "Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will be the main speaker at a Washington, D.C., event celebrating religious freedom Thursday night to promote Canada's planned Office of Religious Freedom." puzzling considering that "... the event sponsor's hardline stance on same-sex marriage and homosexuality is at odds with Baird's support for gay rights around the world."
I think it is cool that the man is going to speak, don't get me wrong, and there is no doubt that Mr. Baird is progressive on that file. Hopefully he can get the point across that religious freedom includes freedom for all. Judge not lest ye be judged and all that.