Canadian foreign minister Baird announces he is resigning
Wednesday, 4 February 2015 00:00
Reuters: Cana-dian Foreign Mini-ster John Baird announced on Tue-sday (February 3) he was resigning, a move that leaves the Conservative government short of a senior figure in the run-up to the general election set for this October.
Baird, 45, said that after 20 years working in politics he was optimistic about Canadaâ€™s future and about the next chapter in his life. He said he would step down as member of Parliament in the weeks ahead.
Political sources told Reuters that Bairdâ€™s relations with the office of Prime Minister Stephen Harper had deteriorated in recent months.