Newspaper article The Canadian Press

MacKay Joins Toronto Law Firm but Won't Rule out Future Political Bid

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

MacKay Joins Toronto Law Firm but Won't Rule out Future Political Bid

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Peter MacKay joins Toronto law firm

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OTTAWA - Former federal Conservative cabinet minister Peter MacKay has joined the Toronto law firm of Baker and McKenzie, but he's refusing to rule out a return to politics.

He says going back to practising law was always part of his plan and the opportunity to advise on a range of matters, including government and regulatory enforcement, is too good to pass up.

It does mean that he will be moving to Toronto, but MacKay insists he'll still keep his home in Pictou County, Nova Scotia where he grew up and launched his political career and he is used to the commuting lifestyle after years in Ottawa.

He represented the Nova Scotia riding of Central Nova for 18 years and served as defence, justice and foreign affairs minister before leaving politics last May.

MacKay says the time is right to move to the private sector and begin the next phase of his career.

Following the Conservative defeat in last fall's election, MacKay's name was bandied about as a possible successor to former prime minister Stephen Harper. …

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