12/22/2012 11:38 EST

Peter MacKay And Nazanin Afshin-Jam Expecting A Baby Boy


Defence Minister Peter Mackay and his wife, human right activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam, are expecting a baby boy, Nova Scotia's The News reports.

MacKay said he's thrilled and, most importantly, happy the baby is healthy.

"I've got all I want for Christmas," he told The News.

The high-profile couple announced the pregnancy in September. The boy, expected this March, will be the couple's first child.

No word yet on whether the couple has decided on a name.

MacKay's surprise wedding early this year grabbed headlines nationwide, not only because the minister had been considered one of the country's most-eligible bachelors, but also because of his wife's impressive credentials.

With such accomplished parents, the child will certainly have a bright future ahead of him.

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