Sep 12, 2016
By Michael Kramer
Calling it “an enormous decision,” former cabinet minister Peter MacKay says he will not run for the Conservative leadership.
MacKay’s announcement ends a summer of specualtion.
The one-time Nova Scotia MP is now working as a lawyer in Toronto – and says the needs of his young family are his first priority – and it would be asking too much of them – to jump back into the arena of politics.
He and wife Nazanin have two children – Kian, aged 3, and 11-month-old Valentia.
MacKay says his decision came only after a summer of talking with friends and colleagues.