Baird: 'If Canada won’t speak up...who will?'

Canada's foreign minister speaks out against early-enforced marriage and the criminalization of homosexuality. 

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Foreign Minister John Baird announcing that Canada has closed its embassy in Iran on Sept. 7 in Russia.
John Baird
Published: Tuesday, 09/18/2012 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Thursday, 05/15/2014 11:00 pm EDT

The following speech was delivered to the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations on Sept. 14. It has been edited for length and style:

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