|MLA for Cape Breton South|
May 25, 1993 – May 29, 2013
|Preceded by||Vince MacLean|
|Born||September 18, 1942 (age 70)
Sydney, Nova Scotia
|Residence||Sydney, Nova Scotia|
Manning MacDonald CD, ECNS (born September 18, 1942) is a Canadian politician. He represented the electoral district of Cape Breton South in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly until May 29, 2013. He is a member of the Liberals.
Early life and education
MacDonald attended school at St. Francis Xavier College, the University College of Cape Breton and Dalhousie University.
MacDonald was first elected to the Assembly in the 1993 election. He has been re-elected in every subsequent election. He served in a few ministerial posts during the Liberal governments of the 1990s. He was the House Leader of the Liberal Party from 1997 until January 2012.
In May 2013 MacDonald came under scrutiny for taking a four week holiday during the spring session of the Nova Scotia Legislature.  He resigned his seat on May 29, 2013, one day before a scheduled vote of the legislature on whether to dock his pay for the time he was absent.
- "Manning's departure prompts Grits to change caucus duties". The Chronicle Herald, January 28, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
- "Manning MacDonald won't run in next election". The Chronicle Herald, January 6, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
- "Grits, Tories tussle over MLA". The Chronicle Herald, May 8, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
- "Nova Scotia MLA quits before vote to dock his pay over month-long vacation in Florida". National Post, May 31, 2013.
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