Canada submerges troublesome submarine

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, April 11 (UPI) -- The Royal Canadian Navy submerged a long-overdue used British submarine into the Halifax Harbor in Nova Scotia Wednesday.

Canadian defense ministry barred from procuring arms

OTTAWA, April 9 (UPI) -- Canada's defense ministry was stripped of authority to procure defense equipment in a row over the country's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter acquisition program.
Canada rejigs F-35 procurement system

Canada rejigs F-35 procurement system

OTTAWA, April 5 (UPI) -- Canada's red-faced Conservative government is restarting its procurement process for U.S.-built F-35 fighter jets, the Globe and Mail said Thursday.

Auditor: Canada bungled F-35 procurement

OTTAWA, April 3 (UPI) -- The Canadian government bungled the procurement process and cost reporting of acquiring F-35 fighter jets, the federal auditor said Tuesday in Ottawa.

Bid-rigging alleged in F-35 contract

OTTAWA, March 27 (UPI) -- Opposition lawmakers in Canada Tuesday questioned whether the Harper government followed the rules in ordering 65 F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin.

Doubts over new Canadian logistics hub in Germany

OTTAWA, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Canadian plans to create a defense logistics hub in Germany are in doubt after complications arising from German objections over potential noise pollution.

Canada, U.S. expanding joint defense plan

OTTAWA, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Canada and the United States are soon to have a joint defense plan in place to allow both militaries to cross the border, the Canadian defense minister said.

Canada buying into U.S. satellite program

OTTAWA, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay has received authorization to spend up to $477 million to participate in a new, U.S.-led military satellite program.

Canada keeping frigate in Mediterranean

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Canada says it will keep a naval frigate in the Mediterranean Sea through the end of 2012 as part of a NATO anti-terrorism mission in the region.

Canada flirts with nuclear sub purchase

OTTAWA, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Canada's government is considering buying nuclear submarines to replace its problem-plagued fleet of diesel-powered subs, officials said.

Canada awards $33B shipbuilding contracts

OTTAWA, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The Canadian government Wednesday said it was giving contracts totaling $33 billion to two shipbuilders for a fleet of vessels.

Canada extends NATO mission in Libya

OTTAWA, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Canada's Conservative government has extended the country's NATO military role in Libya for another three months, officials said.

Canada to loan Australia armored vehicles

CANBERRA, Australia, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Canada will loan Australia three Canadian armored vehicles for use by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan for additional protection against improvised explosive devices.
Canadian copters in Jamaica for hurricanes

Canadian copters in Jamaica for hurricanes

TRENTON, Ontario, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The Canadian military is deploying 65 air force personnel and three helicopters to Jamaica as hurricane season ramps up, defense officials said.
Quebec anger over military flood pull-out

Quebec anger over military flood pull-out

MONTREAL, May 26 (UPI) -- Public anger mounted in southern Quebec Thursday as Canada's defense minister reiterated soldiers would not help with record flooding clean-up.
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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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