Miss Canada Marries Peter “The Janitor” MacKay

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Canada’s defense minister tied the knot Wednesday way south of the border, according to his website.

Peter MacKay, known for cleaning up Canada’s defense cabinet, married Nazanin Afshin-Jam in a private ceremony reported to have taken place in Mexico.

Afshin-Jam is Iranian-born and a former Miss World Canada who has since become a high-profile human rights activist. The trilingual pilot was once named one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.

“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,” MacKay said in a statement on his website.

“Nazanin and I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2012.”