John Baird doesn’t mince words, whether on Twitter or the UN floor. Canada’s top diplomat rarely @replies, but last year he did take some time to answer questions that we crowdsourced via #askbaird.
Canada welcomes this ceasefire and hopes that terrorist cells based in Gaza will abide by the terms of this agreement.— John Baird (@Baird) November 21, 2012
Ottawa Centre MP Paul Dewar is Canada’s Foreign Affairs Critic. When Question Period is over, Dewar takes his critiques to Twitter.
UN peacekeeping mission in the Congo is the largest in the history of peacekeeping. Canada's contribution: 6 police officers.— Paul Dewar (@PaulDewar) November 23, 2012
While Stephen Harper’s cautiously crafted Twitter feed is typical of most world statesmen, some of his recent tweets have been more offbeat. Harper’s references to Seinfeld, the Mayans, and beliebers have nothing to do with #cdnfp, but they might be signs that he’s getting more comfortable in the medium.
Tweeting in both official languages, the former Governor General is admirably active on the social media platform. Many of her tweets revolve around the country of her birth Haiti, where she also serves as UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti.
Pensons à Nelson Mandela, notre cher Madiba, champion des libertés, qui est hospitalisé— Michaëlle Jean (@MichaelleJeanF) December 10, 2012
Martha McLean has worked in online communications at DFAIT for more than a decade. On Twitter, you’ll find McLean in the middle of conversations on digital diplomacy and open data.
Jarett Reckseidler covers a range of files from human rights to development at Canada’s EU mission. With an interactive feed that offers a glimpse into Canadian foreign policy in action, Reckseidler practices the twiplomacy he preaches.
Ben Rowswell’s foreign service career has taken him to Egypt, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Now Ottawa-based, Rowswell is thinking through the future of foreign policy on and offline.
Consulate General of Canada, New York
Canada’s New York consulate is one of our few official missions in the Twitterverse. The consulate’s tweets range from DFAIT updates to trivia to letting you know when the next Canadian musician will be in town.