Peter Mac Kay is set to announce his departure from federal politics.Sources close to the federal cabinet minister say he wishes to spend more time with his wife and son.Afshin-Jam, an Iranian-Canadian human rights activist, model and singer, wrapped her arm around her father’s and they proceeded up the stone steps and down the aisle, where Mac Kay, Canada’s defence minister and, until that point, the country’s most eligible bachelor, awaited his bride.“I’ll never forget that moment,” Afshin-Jam, 32, recalls. I saw a [glint] in his eyes.” There were plenty of sentimental touches: on the altar, amid candles, were photos of their grandparents, all of whom have died, including Afshin-Jam’s maternal grandmother, who passed away recently; shoes she’d bought to wear to the wedding were tucked inside a pew. Mac Kay’s long-time pastor Glen Matheson from Nova Scotia performed the ceremony. There’s no other way to describe it,” says Matheson.Belinda Stronach has slid while former boyfriend Peter Mac Kay has soared.
When the 38-year-old rookie MP arrives at the Palais des Congrès in Old Montreal to register for the party's inaugural policy convention, she steps off the escalator like a blast of colour amid a sea of navy blue suits and the odd Stetson.4, and in keeping with some level of tradition, they would get ready separately.The few dozen relatives and friends who had arrived in the last few days were now gathered inside the white chapel at the One & Only Palmilla resort in Los Cabos, Mexico.Picture Gwyneth Paltrow at a gathering of accountants.Stronach may not have won the party leadership last year, but within moments the room appears to reconfigure around her.