Peter MacKay

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Peter MacKay

Lawyer and politician from Nova Scotia, Canada add

Category: Business

Born in 1965.

Countries: Canada (75%), United States (7%), Mexico (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Conservative Party of Canada, Stephen Harper, Marc Nadon

Linked to: Conservative Party of Canada, Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of National Defence




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Peter MacKay was born in 1965 add something


In 1993, MacKay accepted an appointment as Crown Attorney for the Central Region of Nova Scotia add something


MacKay was re-elected in the 2000 federal election and was frequently touted by the media as a possible successor to PC Party leader Joe Clark add something


When asked in a 2001 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation documentary on the resurgence of the PC Party if he would ever consider running for the PC leadership, MacKay quipped, "If there's one thing I've learned in politics it's 'never say never add something


In August 2001, he was one of several PC MPs to engage in open cooperation talks with disaffected Canadian Alliance MPs in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Quebec add something


MacKay was appointed House Leader of the new PC-DR Parliamentary Coalition Caucus when it was formally recognized as a political body on September 10, 2001 add something


Clark announced his impending resignation as party leader at the PC Party's bi-annual convention held in Edmonton, Alberta in August 2002 add something


MacKay formally launched his leadership campaign in his hometown of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia in January 2003 add something


On October 15, 2003, he and Canadian Alliance leader Stephen Harper agreed to merge the two parties, forming the Conservative Party of Canada add something


On October 15, 2003, the merger talks culminated in MacKay and Alliance leader Stephen Harper signing an Agreement in Principle on the establishment of the Conservative Party of Canada, whereby the Progressive Conservatives and the Canadian Alliance would merge to form a new Conservative Party of Canada add something


In December 2003, members of both parties ratified the merger add something


Kim Campbell - By 2003, the party under new leader Peter MacKay had voted to merge with the Canadian Alliance to form the Conservative Party of Canada, thus formally ceasing to exist; this occurred despite MacKay having earlier promised that he would not do this


Conservative Party of Canada - David Orchard argued that his written agreement with Peter MacKay, which had been signed a few months earlier at the 2003 Progressive Conservative Leadership convention, excluded any such merger


John Herron (New Brunswick politician) - Herron became infamous during the 2003 PC leadership election when he abandoned the campaign of Scott Brison to support Peter MacKay before the second ballot


Joe Clark - It was expected that a pro-Alliance merger candidate would succeed Clark, but Clark was instead replaced by Peter MacKay on May 31, 2003


Conservative Party of Canada - On 15 October 2003, after closed-door meetings were held by the Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative Party, Stephen Harper and Peter MacKay announced the "'Conservative Party Agreement-in-Principle", thereby merging their parties to create the new Conservative Party of Canada


He was easily re-elected in the June 28, 2004 federal election in the newly redistributed riding of Central Nova add something


Stronach, elected as a Conservative in the 2004 election, crossed the floor to the Liberal Party on May 17, 2005 add something


They reportedly ended their relationship in 2004 add something


In January 2004, several Tory Senators left the party to sit as independents or "Progressive Conservatives" add something


In July, MacKay struck up a "Blue Ribbon PC Policy Review Panel", made up of Tory MPs, Senators, and Orchard himself, that was to be chaired by Tory MP Bill Casey, in order to reexamine the party's policies on NAFTA. The Committee was scheduled to hold talks across the country and make a report to the leader by January 2004 add something


MacKay announced on January 13, 2004, that he would not run for the leadership of the new Conservative Party add something


In an interview in the "Toronto Star" on January 8, 2005, Stronach confirmed that she and MacKay were dating add something


On May 18, 2005, MacKay told the CBC that his relationship with Stronach was indeed over, and that it had come as a surprise to him that she had crossed the floor add something


On September 29, 2005, the Premier of Nova Scotia, John Hamm, announced his intention to resign add something


The Liberal government lost a motion of non-confidence on November 28, 2005 add something


Following the Conservative victory in the 2006 election, Prime Minister Stephen Harper named MacKay as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency; he was tasked to be the political minister for both his home province, and for neighbouring Prince Edward Island, just as his father Elmer had done between 1988 and 1993 add something


In the resulting January 2006 election, the Conservative Party was elected with a minority government add something


During the first mandate, his biggest issue was the Lebanon–Israel–Hezbollah crisis that occurred in July 2006 add something


By September 2006, MacKay's romantic life was again in the papers, with "The New York Times" reporting on gossip about his alleged involvement with United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice add something


On October 19, 2006, during a debate on the Conservative Party's clean air plan, MP Mark Holland said that a Liberal colleague, David McGuinty asked MacKay about the impact of pollution on humans and animals by asking, "What about your dog-" add something


Laurie Hawn - He has been the Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre since February 2006, in October 2007 he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence


On August 14, 2007, Stephen Harper shuffled MacKay from Foreign Affairs to Defence, replacing Gordon O'Connor add something


On November 6, 2007, while attending a meeting at Forward Operating Base Wilson, 20 kilometres west of Kandahar City, Mackay was unharmed as two rockets struck the base at about 11 a add something


Maxime Bernier - Following a cabinet shuffle in August 2007, Bernier was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs replacing Peter MacKay who became the Minister of National Defence


Laurie Hawn - In October 2007 Hawn was appointed the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, Peter MacKay


Stephen Harper did in fact declare Parliament "dysfunctional" in August 2008 and called on Governor General of Canada Michaëlle Jean to dissolve parliament for the 2008 federal election add something


They attended the annual Black & White Opera Soirée together at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on February 21, 2009 add something


MacKay and Juginovic later called off the engagement in June 2010 add something


Chris Alexander (politician) - In May 2011, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Defence Peter MacKay


On January 4, 2012, MacKay married Nazanin Afshin-Jam, an Iranian-born former beauty queen, in a ceremony in Mexico add something


Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone - On July 10, 2012 when discussing Sikorsky missing another delivery deadline in June 2012 Defence Minister Peter MacKay called the Cyclone purchase "the worst procurement in the history of Canada"


The couple has one son, Kian Alexander MacKay, born April 1, 2013 add something


On July 15, 2013, the cabinet was shuffled, and Mackay became the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, replacing Rob Nicholson, who took over the defence portfolio add something


Beverley McLachlin - In July 2013, during the consultation period prior to appointment, Chief Justice McLachlin contacted justice minister Peter MacKay and the Prime Minister's Office regarding the eligibility of Marc Nadon for a Quebec seat on the Supreme Court


On March 5, 2014, MacKay generated controversy when, in response to opposition Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux, he tossed documents purporting to concern the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women onto the floor of the House of Commons add something


Beverley McLachlin - In July 2014, during the consultation period prior to appointment, Chief Justice McLachlin contacted justice minister Peter MacKay and the Prime Minister's Office regarding the eligibility of Marc Nadon for a Quebec seat on the Supreme Court


On May 29, 2015, MacKay announced that he will not be a candidate in the next federal election expected to be held on October 19, 2015 add something


In February 2016, MacKay joined Toronto law firm Baker & McKenzie as a partner add something


On November 17, 2017, MacKay has not ruled out the possibility of running for the leadership of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party add something