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Canada Afghan youth transfers criticized

Canada Afghan youth transfers criticized

OTTAWA, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The Canadian military in Afghanistan has arrested children suspected of Taliban ties and given them to Afghans accused of torture, a document shows.

Emirates tell Canada to quit supply base

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The United Arab Emirates has ordered Canada out of an important staging base for Afghanistan, Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay confirmed Monday.

Canada announces fighter jet purchase

OTTAWA, July 16 (UPI) -- Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay announced plans Friday to buy a new fleet of fighter jets from Lockheed-Martin.

Harper shuffles Canadian Cabinet

OTTAWA, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shuffled 12 of 38 portfolios in his Conservative Cabinet in Ottawa Tuesday.
Canada sending more troops to Haiti

Canada sending more troops to Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- More Canadian troops are being sent to Haiti to deal with a deteriorating security situation in the earthquake-ravaged Caribbean island nation, officials said.

Claws out over Afghan torture allegations

OTTAWA, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Canada's Conservative government has come out swinging at a diplomat who alleges the military fed into a torture campaign in Afghanistan.

Czech jets offered to Canada's Snowbirds

OTTAWA, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The Canadian government says it hasn't made a decision yet on a proposed purchase of jets from the Czech Republic to equip the famed Snowbirds aerobatic team.

Canadian military to get 15 new 'copters

OTTAWA, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The Canadian government has finalized a deal to acquire 15 new heavy-duty, U.S.-built military helicopters with a $5 billion price tag, defense officials said.
Canada mulling arms sales to Pakistan

Canada mulling arms sales to Pakistan

TORONTO, May 20 (UPI) -- Canada's defense minister said after meeting with Pakistani President Asif Zardari he is considering ending an 11-year-old arms embargo.
Rasmussen seen as next NATO leader

Rasmussen seen as next NATO leader

BRUSSELS, March 23 (UPI) -- Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen appears next in line to become the NATO secretary-general, analysts said in Brussels.

Russian bombers cut off before Obama visit

OTTAWA, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Canadian warplanes intercepted two approaching Russian bombers hours before U.S. President Barack Obama's Ottawa visit, Canadian and U.S. officials said Friday.

Germany to support SLTC in Afghanistan

OTTAWA, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Germany has announced plans to help support a training center in Afghanistan designed to add security to the country through a comprehensive approach.

Canadian military plane helps Gustav evac

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Scores of New Orleans hospital patients were airlifted to safety from Monday's landfall of Hurricane Gustav by a Canadian military team.

Canadians to launch Afghan training center

OTTAWA, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Canada announced the launch of a staff and language training center in Kabul, Afghanistan, in a move to promote long-term security goals.

Canada launches Arctic sovereignty games

IQALUIT, Nunavut, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Canada has launched Arctic sovereignty military exercises as the defense minister warned Russia its aircraft would be met with fighter planes.
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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)
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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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