Defense Minister Peter MacKay's baby has arrived

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Peter MacKay with his son Kian and wife Nazanin.

Central Nova MP Peter MacKay and his wife Nazanin's son has arrived.

Kian Alexander MacKay was born at 4:52 a.m. (EST) today in Ottawa. He weighs 8lbs 2 oz.

MacKay married Nazanin on January 4, 2012. They announced in September that they were expecting and told The News in January 2013 that it was a boy.

"Thanks to everyone for their thoughts, prayers and support. We are overjoyed with our baby boy," MacKay tweeted.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper also tweeted about the baby's arrival.

"Laureen and I are thrilled to hear the news of Kian Alexander MacKay's arrival. We send our best wishes to Peter and Nazanin."

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  • Sheila Chisholm
    April 02, 2013 - 08:09

    Hi Nazanin and Peter: Congratuations. He is so cute and looks older than a newborn. Dick is in hospital so I printed off his picture and took it over last evening. Looking forward to seeing him when he comes home to Pictou County.

  • Heather
    April 01, 2013 - 18:31

    Congratulations! wonderful news! I sincerely hope your love for your little one will help you understand why so many parents, grandparents, and others in Canada want to preserve the environment for all the children present and future, not let it be destroyed by corporations which put short term profits ahead of everything. I know for me it is my very young grandchildren who makes environmental issues very, very real.

  • Elizabeth Paris
    April 01, 2013 - 17:39

    Well you two must be so happy, on the new addition to your home. I hope to get to see the baby someday soon. Again be happy and enjoy. Your friend Elizabeth

  • Margaret Jones
    April 01, 2013 - 17:32

    Congratulations and best wishes to the three of you!

  • Francis and Cheryl Campbell
    April 01, 2013 - 16:24

    Congratulations to the both of you on the arrival Kian, what a beautiful baby boy. All the best to you guys.

  • Karl & Faye Crawford
    April 01, 2013 - 15:39

    Congratulations Peat and Nazanin he`s a Handsome boy maybe our next MP

  • H&LMuir
    April 01, 2013 - 14:54

    Congratulations Nazanin & Peter and welcome to little Kian. Hopefuly we'll be seeing lots of him in Pictou County in the years to come.

  • Ralph Harroun
    April 01, 2013 - 13:37

    Congratulations on your new baby boy

  • Evelyn & Ken Fraser
    April 01, 2013 - 12:07

    Congratulations Peter and Nazanin on the birth of your beautiful baby boy. All the best to all of you.enjoy they grow so fast ..Such a handsome little man.

  • John and Debbie Campbell
    April 01, 2013 - 10:29

    Congratulations Peter and Nazanin on the birth of your beautiful baby boy. All the best to all of you.

  • gollyme
    April 01, 2013 - 09:51

    Jeez! I didn't even know he was pregnant!