Advisory Team

Peter MacKay

Vice Chairman

Peter MacKay is a Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Board at Valitas. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Peter MacKay, PC, QC (Privy Council and Queen’s Counsel), served in the Parliament of Canada for over 18 years and in a ministerial post in the Canadian government for almost ten years after the Conservative Party formed a government in 2006. Mr. MacKay is currently a Partner at Baker McKenzie in their Toronto office.

Most recently, Mr. MacKay served as Canada’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice from 2013 to 2015, and prior to that, as Minister of National Defence for six years. He has also held a joint cabinet position as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for 18 months. He joined Valitas in order to lend his considerable international expertise, developed through his role as Minister of Foreign Affairs, to fostering strong connections for clients.

Mr. MacKay earned a B.A. from Acadia University in 1987, and his LL.B. from Dalhousie University in 1990. He is the founder of the highly regarded Halifax International Security Forum and has recently joined the National Board of Special Olympics Canada, Boost Child Youth Advocacy Centre, and Wounded Warriors Canada.

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