Asked whether she thought Mac Kay was "sexist," she saidhe "should answer those questions." Stronach also accused the government of turning its back on women's rights and criticized recent cuts to women's groups that do advocacy, lobbying or general research.Mac Kay refuses questions Mac Kay continued Fridayto deny allegations he made the remark.He refused to answer questions from reporters on whether he would issue an apology, and said the Liberals were trying to distract people with"silly and scurrilous" allegations. I said nothing about a dog." Hansard is the transcribed record of debates in the House of Commons.Mac Kay said the matter has been handed over to the Speaker of the House, Peter Milliken. The Speaker has said there's nothing he can do because he did not hear the comment, it does not appear in Hansardand cannot beheard onthe audio recording of the proceedingsof the House.Stronach is refusing to comment on the divorce or say if she "wrecked" Domi's marriage.
In an interview in the Toronto Star on January 8, 2005, Stronach confirmed that she and Mac Kay were dating.Stronach would cross the floor to the Liberals the next morning. Mac Kay pleaded with his ambitious colleague and lover to abandon her plan to leave the Conservatives -- and by extension him -- just days before a crucial budget vote in the House of Commons. One sweeping survey of Elmer Mac Kay's bucolic homestead makes plain why the Prince of Pictou County retreated here to nurse his heavy heart. ." he said as his voice trails off, "that's the reason." "I've been wrestling with a lot of things and reflecting on a lot of things that have happened over the past year or so. But it's not unique to me." The handsome, ruddy-cheeked 39-year-old wore an off-white work shirt layered over a dark T-shirt, his khaki pants tucked into orange rubber boots. He ended a four-year relationship with Lisa Merrithew, daughter of former Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Gerald Merrithew, before he started dating Ms. He said he is poised to move forward professionally, if not personally. "I wish her and her kids, who I have a lot of affection for, happiness. "She came back after midnight on Monday night," Mr. Several sprawling acres of gorgeous green grass, gentle rolling hills and a soaring pine forest under a blue sky lured Peter Mac Kay outdoors yesterday from the white clapboard house he stills calls home. He lugged a pitchfork and bucket as he distracted himself with planting potatoes. Mac Kay returned to his Central Nova riding on Tuesday afternoon as news of Ms. "I expect an apology for that." Stronach said the comments, allegedly made during question period in the House on Thursday,represent the "attitude of this government toward women." "The fact that no one would take responsibility for this kind of commenttoday I think shows that," she said.Stronach, the Liberal member for Newmarket-Aurora,said she would accept an apology from Mac Kay.to talk with Prime Minister Paul Martin over another lavish, late meal. Mac Kay, the deputy Conservative leader, made a brief appearance at a Tory fundraiser before heading home. "I knew she'd been troubled and had a lot on her mind, but I didn't see this coming. Mac Kay was devastated by his girlfriend's decision. Mac Kay said with a wry chuckle: "Oh, it's more than that. "I'll be with my caucus and working with the party to make sure we have a moderate, inclusive, national voice. Stronach left the party because she said Conservative Leader Stephen Harper's vision included none of those things. He didn't know where she was, but when she returned to him in the wee hours, she made a confession that ripped out his heart: Ms. I didn't see it coming." Until 8 o'clock in the morning, Mr. Yesterday, he said he did not know whether his relationship with the auto-parts heiress is over. "That part of this is deeply hurtful and deeply personal. But I want to leave the personal side separate." It has been a rough few years romantically for the Hill Times's reigning sexiest MP. Stronach, elected as a Conservative in the 2004 election, crossed the floor to the Liberal Party on May 17, 2005.She did not comment on what impact this would have on their relationship.That same year, the World Economic Forum named her a "Global Leader of Tomorrow".In 2002, she was ranked #2 by Fortune Magazine in its annual list of the world's most powerful women in business, and named one of Canada's "Top 40 Under 40", an annual award that honours the country's most promising young leaders.