Big” Donnie MacLeod

Donald Archie “Big Donnie” MacLeod (December 11, 1928 – January 3, 2003) was a Canadian politician. He represented the electoral district of Cape Breton West in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1981 to 1988. He was a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia.[1]

Born in 1928 at Marion Bridge, Nova Scotia,[2] MacLeod served 23 years as a municipal councillor for Cape Breton County.[3] MacLeod first attempted to enter provincial politics in the 1978 election, finishing third in the Cape Breton West riding.[4] MacLeod ran again in the 1981 election, and defeated the incumbent David Muise by 390 votes to win the seat.[5] He was re-elected in the 1984 election, defeating Liberal Russell MacKinnon by 1,110 votes.[6] He was defeated by MacKinnon when he ran for re-election in 1988.[7]

MacLeod died on January 3, 2003.[3]


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