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Conservative leadership candidate profile: Peter MacKay

After a five-year break from politics, former Progressive Conservative leader and cabinet minister Peter MacKay hopes to make his return as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Former leader of the federal PCs, and Harper cabinet minister, seeks top job in party he helped create

After a five year break from politics, former Progressive Conservative leader and cabinet minister Peter MacKay hopes to make his return as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. 2:09

This is the first in a series of profiles from CBC News' The National on the candidates looking to become the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. 

After a five-year break from politics, former Progressive Conservative leader and Conservative cabinet minister Peter MacKay hopes to make his return as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.

More profiles will be posted in the coming days. Conservatives are selecting a new leader using mail-in balloting and the winner is expected to be announced on the weekend.

CBC News will have special coverage of the Conservative leadership race results on Sunday, Aug. 23 on cbc.ca and CBC News Network, starting at 5 p.m. ET, and on CBC Radio One starting at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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