So where is Baird now? Well, he first headed to a cushy job on the board of Barrack Gold, a giant gold-mining company with a shady record on the environment and workers’ rights. Now, apparently, he is an adviser to a Hong Kong billionaire.
Could it be that Mr. Harper views Egypt, not so much as a hotbed of repression, but as a tool to further his messianic support for the State of Israel? Canada defines Egypt, after all, as "an important actor in efforts to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict," probably because of its peace treaty with Israel.
Doing otherwise should not be an option for a (once?) proud western democracy such as Canada.