Donald MacInnis

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Not to be confused with the Canadian businessman and politician Donald MacInnes.
Donald MacInnis
Member of Parliament
for Cape Breton South*
In office
10 June 1957 – 18 June 1962[1]
Preceded by Clarence Gillis (CCF)
Succeeded by Malcolm MacInnis (NDP)[2]
Member of Parliament
for Cape Breton South
In office
7 April 1963 – 25 June 1968
Preceded by Malcolm MacInnis
Succeeded by Electoral district dissolved
Member of Parliament
for Cape Breton—East Richmond
In office
25 June 1968 – May 1974
Preceded by Electoral district established
Succeeded by Andy Hogan (NDP)
Mayor for Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
In office
1988–1995
Succeeded by Position dissolved.
Personal details
Born 21 August 1918
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
Died 9 May 2007(2007-05-09) (aged 88)
Glace Bay
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Glace Bay
Profession Miner
* All federal election dates and info from Parliament of Canada biography

Donald MacInnis (21 August 1918 – 9 May 2007) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia and became a coal miner by career.[3]

He was first elected at the Cape Breton South riding in the 1957 general election, defeating the long-serving incumbent Co-operative Commonwealth Federation member of parliament Clarence Gillis, also a former miner. MacInnis defeated Gillis again in a rematch almost a year later in the 1958 general election, known as the "Diefenbaker Sweep." MacInnis remained a Member of Parliament throughout the 1960s and early 1970s except for the 25th Parliament when he was defeated in the riding by Malcolm Vic MacInnis of the New Democratic Party in the 1962 election. Since the 1968 election, MacInnis represented Cape Breton—East Richmond, one of the ridings which replaced the Cape Breton South electoral district in a boundary realignment.

After his term in the 29th Parliament ended in 1974, MacInnis left national office and did not campaign for another term.

From 1988, MacInnis served as the final Mayor of Glace Bay, a municipality which was dissolved in 1995 and replaced by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parlinfo: Donald MacInnis". Parliament of Canada. Ottawa: Queen's Printer for Canada. Archived from the original on 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  2. ^ "Parlinfo: Malcolm MacInnis". Parliament of Canada. Ottawa: Queen's Printer for Canada. Archived from the original on 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  3. ^ a b McNeil, Greg (11 May 2007). "Donald MacInnis, last mayor of Glace Bay, dies". Cape Breton Post. Archived from the original on 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2012-10-02.