Finlay MacDonald (senator)
|Senator for Halifax, Nova Scotia|
December 21, 1984 – January 4, 1998
|Appointed by||Brian Mulroney|
January 4, 1923|
Sydney, Nova Scotia
|Died||March 2, 2002(aged 79)|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
MacDonald was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, the son of Finlay MacDonald (who would serve from 1925 to 1935 as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Cape Breton South) and his wife Olive. He attended St. Francis Xavier University and Dalhousie University. He served with the Canadian Army during World War II. After the war, he joined CJCH and later became president. In 1956, he was elected president of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters. In 1961, he was one of the founding Directors of the CTV Television Network.
After being chairman of the Brian Mulroney transition committee in 1983, he was the first appointment made by Mulroney to the Senate in 1984, and served, representing the senatorial division of Halifax, Nova Scotia, until his mandatory retirement in 1998.
- Finlay MacDonald (senator) – Parliament of Canada biography
- Canadian Association of Broadcasters biography
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