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Peter MacKay

Former MP, federal cabinet minister. Partner with the Law firm Baker & McKenzie in Toronto

Former MP, federal cabinet minister, now a partner with the Law firm Baker & McKenzie in Toronto
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We Need A Government That Takes Atlantic Canada Seriously

An area in urgent need of attention is the continuing mishandling of judicial appointments and the government's astonishing neglect of Atlantic Canada, where I am proud to be from. The Liberals hold all 32 federal seats and all four provincial governments in Atlantic Canada. One would think some gratitude might result. Yet like the whittling away of the shipbuilding contracts in Nova Scotia and the decision to make an Ontarian the minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the latest slight over a Supreme Court seat has been accepted with barely a whisper.
08/25/2016 12:19 EDT