New Canadian Environment Minister Appointed

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John Baird

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Prime Minister Harper has appointed John Baird as the new Environment Minister, to replace John Prentice. John Baird is currently the government House Leader, and will add the Environment to his ongoing duties.

First elected in 2006, for the Ottawa-Nepean riding, John Baird served as President of the Treasury Board, and then later as environment minister, before being re-elected in 2008.

Prior to his role in federal politics, Mr. Baird represented the Nepean and Nepean-Carleton from 1995-2005 in the Ontario provincial legislature.

  • Colin Dunn

    Colin Dunn was born and raised in Northern Alberta. Growing up in the boreal forest gave him an appreciation for nature, an appreciation that was enhanced by the works of his artist mother, Svala Dunn, who captured the landscapes and wildlife of the north in her oils and watercolors. He holds a Degree in Geography from the University of Alberta, with a concentration in Urban Studies. He has since found career in information technology, but still pursues his first interests in geography and the environment. He lives and works in southern Vancouver Island, with his wife and three children.

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