The Current State of our Nation
United with allies and partners in the fight against terror. Side by side with the only liberal democracy in the Middle East. Strong relationships in the Arab world. Firm in our objection to militaristic expansionism in Eastern Europe. An expanded diplomatic footprint in Asia. And strong trade ties that will create lasting prosperity for generations to come. Canada stands tall in the world. In this presentation, Mr. Baird looks at the current state and where he sees the future of Canada as a country.
North American Integration
America is Canada’s biggest trading partner, and Canada is America’s biggest trading partner. As former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Baird has a great depth of experience in shaping North American cooperation. From trade, to infrastructure, to foreign policy, Mr. Baird offers insight into where cross-border cooperation is heading.
Economic Growth for Canada Beyond our Borders
A recent report by HSBC predicted that by the year 2050, 19 of the 30 largest economies will be in countries we now call “emerging.” The numbers are simply staggering. The economic potential is immense. The demographic shift is monumental. And Canada must be a part of it. It’s not a choice; it must be a national imperative. In this presentation, Mr. Baird offers insight to the future prosperity of the Canadian economy as it relates to cross-border partnerships.
Stop Child Marriage: Speaking up for Girls
Protecting human rights and human dignity is an obligation that each state owes its citizens and a mutual obligation of all members of the international community. A staggering 14 million girls are forced into marriage around the world every year. That means another 39,000 each and every day. Throughout his time in office, Mr. Baird was committed to taking a leadership role on this issue, working with any and all partners around the world to find a way to end this practice.