Defence Minister Peter MacKay marries human-rights activist Nazanin Afshin-Jam
Defence Minister Peter MacKay has tied the knot with Nazanin Afshin-Jam, an Iranian Canadian human-rights activist and a Miss World Canada pageant winner.
A message posted today (January 4) on the Conservative MP's constituency website confirmed the marriage:
I am overjoyed to announce Nazanin Afshin-Jam and I married at a private ceremony surrounded by family and loved ones today. Since coming into my life many of you have met Nazanin on her many visits to Nova Scotia. She is the most important person in my life and over the coming months, Nazanin and I look forward to spending more time at home in Central Nova and sharing our happiness with all of you.
Nazanin and I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2012.
Afshin-Jam, who's also a recording artist and the cofounder of Stop Child Executions, appeared on the cover of the Georgia Straight in July 2006.
During the Iranian election protests of 2009, she dedicated her song "Someday" to the people of Iran.