Guess who’s coming to dinner?
Former federal cabinet minister to give speech at Tory fundraising dinner
Former federal cabinet minister Peter MacKay will be in Prince Edward Island later this month to give a speech at a local Conservative party fundraising dinner.
MacKay will be the guest speaker for the District 2 Georgetown-St. Peters Progressive Conservative riding association dinner, being held Friday, Jan. 23 at the St. Peters Community Complex.
The riding is currently held by PC MLA and former interim party leader Steven Myers.
“Peter has a long-standing connection to the Island through his many years as an MP from Nova Scotia and his time as a federal cabinet minister. We’re very excited to have him join us as our guest speaker,” Myers said.
Formerly a lawyer and Crown prosecutor before entering public life, MacKay was MP for the Nova Scotia riding of Central Nova from 1997 to 2015. During that time he served in the federal cabinet as minister of foreign affairs, national defence and justice, as well as minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and as minister responsible for Prince Edward Island, from 2006-2008.
MacKay did not seek re-election in the recent federal election, citing the desire to spend more time with his young family.
Despite this, he is widely considered to be a leadership contender for the federal Conservative party. A recent Abacus Data poll showed MacKay with a strong lead over other rumoured leadership hopefuls.
Tickets for the P.E.I. event are $30 each.