January 25, 2016 12:19 pm
Updated: January 25, 2016 12:29 pm

Peter MacKay takes new job as partner at Toronto law firm Baker & McKenzie

Justice Minister Peter MacKay appears at Commons committee on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 27, 2015.

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Former Nova Scotia MP Peter MacKay has a new line to add to his resume.

MacKay has taken a job with the law firm Baker & McKenzie as a partner in Toronto, the firm announced on Monday.

Bringing with him a mixed bag of experiences, after being the former Attorney General, Minister of Justice, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defence, MacKay is returning to law.

According to Baker & McKenzie, the popular former MP will be advising, “on a range of matters, including government and regulatory enforcement and compliance matters.”

“I have been honoured to serve the Canadian people for many years in the House of Commons and Government of Canada, and the time is right for me to transition to the private sector and begin the next phase of my career,” MacKay said.

There have been several rumours that MacKay is considering running for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, and as recently as last week, he still hadn’t ruled the option out.

MacKay is scheduled to report to his first day on the new job on Feb. 1.

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