Poor John Baird. He was seemingly bared from Conservative party leadership, so he had to take his huge pension early and try to hack it in the private sector.
If there was ever an argument for the separation of capital and state, its name is John Baird.
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In late March, at the Broadbent Institute Summit in Ottawa, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard made the point that social democrats have a tendency to conduct themselves like dinosaurs in search of an ice age; by which she meant that we are most content when we are contemplating our own demise.