Kenzie MacNeil (born September 2, 1952 in Sydney, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian songwriter, performer, producer and director in television, film, radio and stage, and a former Conservative Party of Canada candidate.
MacNeil was a major force behind The Rise and Follies of Cape Breton Island, a satirical sketch review that ran from 1978 to 1982. The revue included songs inspired by the coal and steel industry of Cape Breton. MacNeil composed the anthem "The Island", a tribute to coal industry workers in Nova Scotia. According to Men of the Deeps musical director, John O'Donnell, "the words offer a vivid demonstration that labour in Cape Breton has indeed had a deep cultural impact on the community." MacNeil served a term as chairman of the Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation. He also worked as a development officer with the Nova Scotia Department of Economic Development, and has been the editor and publisher of the Cape Bretoner Newsmagazine.
MacNeil is married and has four daughters.
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|New Democratic||Hector Morrison||8,106||20.07||-4.25|
|Total valid votes||40,381|
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|New Democratic||Shirley Hartery||9,197||24.32||+5.4|
|Total valid votes||37,810|
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