The last leader of Canada's federal Progressive Conservative (PC) Party announced his resignation from politics on Friday.
Peter McKay is currently Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Minister of Justice.
He is the son of Brian Mulroney cabinet minister Elmer MacKay and a former crown prosecutor in Nova Scotia; and was first elected to parliament, as a Progressive Conservative, in 1997.
MacKay took over leadership of the now defunct federal PC party in 2003.
His main opponents, then, were: Nova Scotia PC MP, Scott Brison, now a Liberal; a Calgary lawyer by the name of Jim Prentice, now retired from politics; and one David Orchard, an organic farmer from Saskatchewan.
Orchard was the wild card.