May 3, 2012 – Washington – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird delivers a keynote address at the American Jewish Committee Global Forum 2012. During his speech, Baird renewed Canada’s commitment to a foreign policy that protects Canada’s interests and promotes Canadian values, including freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
Minister Baird reiterated that Israel has no greater friend than Canada. Canada has a history of defending the vulnerable, challenging the aggressor and confronting evil.
“In the conduct of our foreign policy, we do not ‘go along to get along,’” said Baird.
Baird also told the audience that Israel’s President Shimon Peres will be visiting Canada next week from May 6 to 10.