Peter Gordon MacKay, PC, QC, MP (born September 27, 1965) is a lawyer and politician from Nova Scotia, Canada. He is the Member of Parliament for Central Nova and currently serves as Minister of National Defence in the Cabinet of Canada.
He is married to Nazanin Afshin-Jam an Iranian-Canadian model, singer, and human rights activist, and a former Miss World Canada. MacKay was the final leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC Party). On October 15, 2003, he and Canadian Alliance leader Stephen Harper agreed to merge the two parties, forming the Conservative Party of Canada. In December 2003, members of both parties ratified the merger.
MacKay was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.MacKay grew up in Wolfville, Nova Scotia with his three siblings. He graduated ...
The Conservative Party does not need to look into "robocalls" made during the last federal election any further, Defence Minister Peter MacKay says.
"It's certainly not something our party condones," MacKay said Sunday of the fraudulent calls to voters. "It's inappropriate behaviour to say the least."
Such calls, known as a voter-suppression tactic, are illegal under the Elections Act. Both the NDP and the Liberals say at least 34 federal ridings were targeted during the last election, including two in Nova Scotia.
Voters in the Ontario riding of Guelph complained they were deliberately ...
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Defence Minister Peter MacKay said Tuesday he’s concerned about the upheaval afflicting Afghanistan, but reiterated Canada’s commitment to keeping military trainers in the war-torn country through 2014.
“Is it having an effect? Absolutely,” MacKay said of the Canadian training mission on Tuesday. “This will be one of, if not the landmark accomplishments of Canada’s contribution in Afghanistan.”
Many of Canada’s allies are struggling with how to respond after one of the worst months in recent Afghan history.
Anger erupted a few weeks ago after ...
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Defence Minister Peter MacKay practically ran from a military conference Friday morning as he dodged questions about emails that suggest military personnel were enlisted to dig dirt on the opposition following revelations MacKay used a search-and-rescue helicopter during a fishing trip in 2010.
The emails show that on Sept. 22, one day after a TV report that MacKay had used a Cormorant helicopter to be taken from a private fishing lodge near Gander, N.L., military officials began searching for instances of opposition members using military aircraft.
The officials were ...
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Military plane for zoo elephants is Peter MacKay's call - Toronto Star
Military plane for zoo elephants is Peter MacKay's callToronto StarThe decision on whether a Canadian Forces freighter will be used to transport three of the remaining elephants at the Toronto Zoo to a California sanctuary is now in the hands of federal Defence Minister Peter MacKay. That was the outcome of a meeting ...
Peter MacKay says 'steady as it goes' budget good for Nova Scotia - MetroNews Canada
Peter MacKay says 'steady as it goes' budget good for Nova ScotiaMetroNews CanadaDefence Minister Peter MacKay said the “steady as it goes” budget released Thursday contains very good news for Nova Scotians. MacKay said the Canada Job Grant will allow provinces and federal government to collaborate with industries like Irving ...
Peter MacKay announces housing project for CFB Petawawa 0 - Pembroke Daily Observer
Peter MacKay announces housing project for CFB Petawawa 0Pembroke Daily ObserverDefence minister Peter MacKay announced the $33.4 million project during a brief visit to the base Wednesday. He also reaffirmed the federal government's commitment to build a permanent facility for the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR).and more »
MacKay denies rumours he's leaving politics - TheChronicleHerald.ca
TheChronicleHerald.caMacKay denies rumours he's leaving politicsTheChronicleHerald.caOTTAWA — Despite being on the verge of becoming a father, Peter MacKay says he does not plan to step down from his role as defence minister. In recent weeks, there have been rumours swirling around Ottawa that MacKay was set to retire from politics.