According to CBC's The National political panel, the deserving winner is:
The National had a fascinating discussion, involving Chantal Hebert, Andrew Coyne, Allan Gregg and Rob Russo. Various questions, with Mr. Baird getting the nod from both Coyne and Gregg. Coyne basically described him as over the top, prone to bombastic rhetoric that rendered serious discussion meaningless. Gregg said Baird lacked the ability to deal with various stakeholders effectively, which bodes well for the "consultation phase" of the Green Plan. Rob Russo gave Baird another award, in the "most disappointing move" of this year, citing his replacement of Rona Ambrose. Congrats.
Why does this matter? Just the opinion of a couple talking heads, but it is interesting that Harper's preferred pick is failing to impress, in fact his act is wearing thin.