Putin's next front may be in the Arctic

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MOSCOW, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday Russia's future was not in the west, where Ukraine is battling separatist forces, but in the Arctic.
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Canada unveils proposed anti-prostitution legislation

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OTAWA, Ontario, June 5 (UPI) --Canada's Justice Minister unveiled proposed prostitution legislation that would make buying and selling sex in public a crime.
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Justin Trudeau admits he smoked pot as a member of Canada's Parliament

MONTREAL, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Liberal Party leader, Justin Trudeau, said he smoked marijuana while a member of Canada's Parliament after backing tougher penalties for users.

Canada, Sikorsky argue over delayed maritime helos

OTTAWA, July 22 (UPI) -- Canada and Sikorsky appear to be in dispute over what the Canadian military needs under a $5 billion contract and what it is being offered by the helicopter manufacturer.

Canada may make it illegal to distribute sexy pictures without consent

OTTAWA, July 21 (UPI) -- Canadian lawmakers are considering whether it should be illegal to distribute sexy pictures of people without their consent.

New vessels for Canadian Coast Guard

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, June 28 (UPI) -- Canada is planning to procure 18 to 21 new vessels in the next seven years for the country's Coast Guard.

'Five Eyes' U.S. intelligence partners vague about NSA ties

LONDON, June 11 (UPI) -- Britain sought to distance itself from the U.S. government snooping scandal despite a "Five Eyes" intelligence-sharing deal with the National Security Agency.

Elements of possible bomb found in package at Canadian defense HQ

OTTAWA, May 8 (UPI) -- A suspicious package that turned up at Canada's National Defense Department headquarters contained elements consistent with a bomb, X-rays indicated.

It's a boy for Canada's defense minister

OTTAWA, April 1 (UPI) -- Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay and his wife, Iranian-born activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam, announced the birth of their son Monday.

Canadian shipbuilding seen to be too slow

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Canada's shipbuilding regeneration program is seen by critics as moving ever so slowly, with the latest allocations singled out for being a trickle.

Canadian minister avoids F-35 questions

OTTAWA, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Canada's proposed purchase of U.S.-built Lockheed F-35 Lightnings is raising questions in Ottawa.

Canadian frigate wraps up 9-month mission

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Some 240 Royal Canadian Navy sailors returned to their home port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Tuesday after a 9-month security mission at sea.

Canadian military shakeup to save costs

OTTAWA, May 24 (UPI) -- A planned shakeup in the command structure of Canada's 68,000-strong armed forces will save costs and also respond to criticism of government performance over the planned Canadian acquisition of the Joint Strike Fighter program.

Canada overhauls army command

OTTAWA, May 14 (UPI) -- Canada is going ahead with a military shake-up that will mean a leaner armed forces infrastructure and implications for future procurements from defense industries.

PM hints Canada might extend Afghan role

OTTAWA, April 26 (UPI) -- Canadian special forces combat troops could remain in Afghanistan after regular troops return home in 2014, Parliament was told.
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Peter MacKay
Federal Conservative Deputy leader Peter Mackay (L) is interviewed by Mark Critch, star of the CBC television comedy "This Hour has 22 Minutes" at the Juno Cup hockey match during the first day of the 2006 Juno Music Awards weekend in Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 31, 2006. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)

Peter Gordon MacKay, PC, QC, MP (born September 27, 1965) is a lawyer and politician from Nova Scotia, Canada. He is the Member of Parliament for Central Nova and currently serves as Minister of National Defence in the Cabinet of Canada.

MacKay was the final leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC Party). On October 15, 2003, he and Canadian Alliance leader Stephen Harper agreed to merge the two parties, forming the Conservative Party of Canada. In December 2003, members of both parties ratified the merger.

MacKay was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. His father, Elmer MacKay, is a former PC cabinet minister, lumber businessman, and lawyer. His mother, Macha MacKay (née Delap), is a psychologist and peace activist; through her, MacKay is descended from James Alexander, 3rd Earl of Caledon and James Grimston, 1st Earl of Verulam. MacKay grew up in Wolfville, Nova Scotia with his three siblings. He graduated from Horton District High School in Greenwich, Nova Scotia, and then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Acadia University/Carleton University in 1987, MacKay then studied Law at Dalhousie University and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in June 1991. He worked for Thyssen Henschel, steel producer, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and in Düsseldorf and Kassel, Germany.

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