Canadian values 'the envy of the world,' says Baird

'Economic opportunity...rests on free, transparent and open societies. Canada’s foreign policy will continue to support the development of these societies in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere,' said Canada's top diplomat in Vancouver on Wednesday.

John Baird
Published: Friday, 08/24/2012 12:00 am EDT

The following is excerpted from the speaking notes of a speech Foreign Minister John Baird delivered to the Vancouver Board of Trade on Aug. 22.

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