Peter MacKay joins Deloitte as senior advisor

23 December 2020 2 min. read
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Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay has joined Deloitte Canada as a senior advisor in the government & public services industry practice. MacKay, who recently failed to win the leadership race in the federal Conservative Party, is also joining Halifax-based law firm McInnes Cooper as a senior advisor.

MacKay served as MP for the Central Nova riding in Nova Scotia between 1997 and 2015, holding several high-profile cabinet positions during Stephen Harper’s tenure as prime minister – including justice and attorney general, minister of national defence, and minister of foreign affairs.

At Deloitte, MacKay will leverage his extensive government and legal expertise to deliver executive advisory support to clients in the public and private sectors. He will focus on defense modernization, justice reform, infrastructure, and economic development.

“Peter joins Deloitte Canada with tremendous leadership experience as a former senior cabinet minister in the country’s federal government. While at the helm of critical government portfolios, he confronted issues of national importance with pragmatism and resourcefulness – working diligently and passionately to strengthen the country for all Canadians,” said Anthony Viel, CEO of Deloitte Canada.

Peter MacKay, Senior Advisor, Deloitte
At McInnes Cooper, MacKay will provide counsel to the law firm’s clients and deliver strategic value to business and public sector leaders in Atlantic Canada and beyond.

“Peter’s wealth of professional experience and public service, combined with his Atlantic Canadian roots and national and international background, provide McInnes Cooper with invaluable opportunities to support and partner with our clients in new and meaningful ways,” said managing partner, Kevin Kiley.

Prior to his career in politics, MacKay was a crown prosecutor in Nova Scotia and a general law practitioner. He holds an LLB from Dalhousie University and a BA from Acadia University, and is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society and called to the bar in Ontario.

“I look forward to applying my experience and expertise and collaborating with both teams to achieve successful results and to working on national files, while also helping Atlantic Canadian organizations and businesses thrive,” said MacKay.

MacKay returned to Nova Scotia in September after losing to Erin O’Toole in the Conservative Party leadership race earlier this year.