In an interview in a suburban Ottawa roadhouse, I asked him about his relations with former prime minister Stephen Harper. MacKay said they still talk on occasion and he informed him of his candidacy ahead of time.
Would Harper be comfortable with him as leader? “I think he would. Certainly as happy as I was with him,” MacKay said, in rather enigmatic fashion.
John Ivison: MacKay offers a lot to like as he steps into Conservative leadership fray
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