Manning MacDonald

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The Honourable
Manning MacDonald
MLA for Cape Breton South
In office
May 25, 1993 – May 29, 2013
Preceded by Vince MacLean
Personal details
Born September 18, 1942 (age 70)
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Political party Liberal
Residence Sydney, Nova Scotia
Occupation Municipal Politician

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[edit]

MacDonald attended school at St. Francis Xavier College, the University College of Cape Breton and Dalhousie University.[citation needed]

Political career[edit]

He previously served as mayor of Sydney from 1978 to 1993, the longest-serving mayor in that city's history.[citation needed]

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.[1]

In early 2012, MacDonald announced he would be retiring from politics prior to the next provincial election.[2]

In May 2013 MacDonald came under scrutiny for taking a four week holiday during the spring session of the Nova Scotia Legislature. [3] 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.[4]


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