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MacKay Sees Possible Silver Lining

OTTAWA - Justice Minister Peter MacKay says there's the potential for something positive to emerge from the high-profile allegations of sexual violence and personal misconduct in the headlines lately....
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MacKay: Feds Won't Change Pot Policy

Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay was in London on Wednesday (Aug. 13) to host a roundtable discussion on a variety of topics, violence, cyberbullying, and sexual violence against women. While all...
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Is MacKay Full Of Baloney?

OTTAWA - "We are indeed examining all means to ensure greater diversity. What’s been lost in all the clatter is that the number and percentage of female judges has gone up." — Justice Minister Peter M...
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MacKay Open To Amending Prostitution Law

HALIFAX - The federal government is open to amending its proposed prostitution law, but Justice Minister Peter MacKay says the Commons committee reviewing the bill must move quickly to meet a tight de...

A "Thank You" Letter to Leah McLaren

We've never met, but I read your open letter to Nazanin Afshin-Jam in the Globe and Mail. As you may have heard, there is a very unfortunate trend in the media to go after the spouse of a politician for something that politician did or said. This disturbing trend almost universally applies to wives only. Why is that?
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MacKay's Wife Comes To His Defence

OTTAWA - Justice Minister Peter MacKay's wife is making a spirited defence of her husband over comments recently attributed to him about female judges.In a letter to the Globe and Mail, Nazanin Afshin...
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Peter MacKay Proves That Not Much Has Changed For Working Mothers

When Peter MacKay, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, made the comments that "women don't apply to be judges because they fear the job will take them away from their children," and that "children need their mothers more than their fathers," with one fell swoop, he handed successful working women some more unnecessary guilt, and made dads everywhere feel marginal, or even, optional, during the first few years of a child's life.