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 ...
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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Peter MacKay suggests anti-terror laws don't need major overhaul - CBC.ca CBC.caPeter MacKay suggests anti-terror laws don't need major overhaulCBC.caAs the federal government weighs changes to anti-terrorism laws in the wake of last week's fatal attacks on two Canadian Forces personnel, Justice Minister Peter McKay acknowledges there are already “robust” laws on the books. "There are already some ...and more »
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