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Peter MacKay's departure prompts users to fill Twitter with helicopter, dog jokes

When it was learned that Peter MacKay would be announcing his departure from politics this afternoon, reporters responded quickly. Within minutes, MacKay's name was the top trending topic across Canada as the news spread.

When it was learned that Peter MacKay would be announcing his departure from politics this afternoon, reporters responded quickly. 

 
 

Within minutes, MacKay's name was the top trending topic across Canada.

However, Conservative MP Dan Albas appears to be the only politician to tweet this morning on MacKay leaving politics. 

 

There were other well-wishers, including This Hours Has 22 Minutes' Mark Critch, who has shared a joke or two with the Nova Scotia MP. 

 
 
 

There was also an appropriate amount of snark from columnists and commentators, making jibes about MacKay's eventful past. 

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