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John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
(OLIVIER JEAN For The Globe and Mail)

Egypt’s Morsi caused his own downfall, Baird suggests

Foreign Minister John Baird says Canada doesn’t love military coups – but he suggests Egypt’s ex-president, Mohammed Morsi, is the author of his own downfall.

Canada is calling Wednesday’s ouster of Mr. Morsi a “coup,” but Mr. Baird also shrugged it off without any indignation when he spoke to Wall Street Journal reporter Brian Spegele while on a visit to China on Thursday.