The Honourable John R. Baird
John Baird, P.C., of Toronto, Ontario is Chairman of the Board of both Canfor Corporation and Canfor Pulp Products Ltd. He has served on the Board of the Company since April 2016.
Mr. Baird is a Senior Business Advisor to various enterprises and a former Senior Cabinet Minister in the Government of Canada.
Mr. Baird spent three terms as a Member of Parliament in the House of Commons, most recently as Minister of Foreign Affairs (2011-2015). Previously, Mr. Baird held a variety of government posts, including President of the Treasury Board, Minister of the Environment, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.
Mr. Baird also spent 10 years in the Ontario Legislature. From 1995 to 2005 he served as Minister of Community and Social Services, Minister of Energy, and Government House Leader.
In addition, Mr. Baird currently sits on the advisory board of Canadian Pacific, the FWD Group, and PineBridge Investments, and is a member of the International Advisory Board of Barrick Gold Corp.
Mr. Baird also volunteers his time with Community Living Ontario and the Prince's Charities. He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from Queen’s University at Kingston.