"Big" Donnie MacLeod
MLA for Cape Breton West
In office
Preceded byDavid Muise
Succeeded byRussell MacKinnon
Personal details
Born(1928-12-11)December 11, 1928
DiedJanuary 3, 2003(2003-01-03) (aged 74)
Political partyProgressive Conservative

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]


  1. ^ "Electoral History for Cape Breton West" (PDF). Nova Scotia Legislative Library. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  2. ^ Elliott, Shirley B. (1984). The Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia, 1758–1983 : a biographical directory. Public Archives of Nova Scotia. p. 145. ISBN 0-88871-050-X. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  3. ^ a b ""Big" Donnie MacLeod dies". The Chronicle Herald. January 6, 2003.
  4. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1978" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1978. Retrieved 2014-11-04.
  5. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1981" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1981. Retrieved 2014-11-04.
  6. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1984" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1984. Retrieved 2014-11-04.
  7. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1988" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1988. Retrieved 2014-11-04.