The Honourable John Baird most recently served as a Member of Parliament of Canada until March of 2015. He was elected in the House of Commons in 2006 and was re-elected in 2008 and 2011. As a Member of Parliament he was the President of the Treasury Board, Minister of the Environment, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, the Government House Leader and, most recently, the Minister of Foreign Affairs until February 2015.
Prior to being elected as a MP, Mr. Baird was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, during which time he served in a number of capacities including Minister of Community and Social Services, Minister Responsible for Children, Minister of Francophone Affairs, Deputy House Leader, Chief Government Whip, Minister of Energy and Government House Leader.
Mr. Baird holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in political studies from Queen's University. He was designated as a Privy Councillor in 2006.
* Member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Risk and Sustainability Committee