You'd think that after two decades of making the world a better place via his selfless public service, John Baird would be allowed to slink quietly into the private sector to pursue the "stuff-my-pockets" phase of his career.
After all, he's earned it.
No sooner has his "strategic adviser" gig at Barrick Gold been announced, than some pinko agitator claims that Baird was snugly-cosy with the Barrick boys throughout his tenure as Foreign Minister.
And oddly enough, it was during that tenure that Canada made mining the centre-piece of its foreign policy!
Hmmm.... maybe those pinkos at Mining.com are onto something?