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MACDONALD, The Hon. Finlay, O.C.
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Date of Birth (yyyy.mm.dd): 1923.01.04
Place of Birth: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
Deceased Date (yyyy.mm.dd): 2002.03.02 (79 years old)
Profession | Occupation: Broadcasting executive
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 4763 Days (13 years, 15 days)
^ Senate
Senatorial DivisionPolitical Affiliation at NominationTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)Appointed on the advice of
Halifax, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative 1984.12.21 - 1998.01.04 Mulroney, Martin Brian
^ House of Commons
ConstituencyPolitical Affiliation at ElectionDate of Election (yyyy.mm.dd)Result
Halifax, Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative 1963.04.08 Defeated

^ Parliamentary Group
PartyTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Progressive Conservative 1984.12.21 - 1998.01.04

^ Committees - Senate
Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

CommitteeRoleDuring Session
Special Committee on Pearson Airport Agreements Chair 36th Parl., 1st Session (1997.09.22 - 1999.09.18)
Special Committee on the Cape Breton Development Corporation Member 36th Parl., 1st Session (1997.09.22 - 1999.09.18)
Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Member 36th Parl., 1st Session (1997.09.22 - 1999.09.18)
Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade Member 36th Parl., 1st Session (1997.09.22 - 1999.09.18)

^ Committees - Joint
Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

CommitteeRoleDuring Session
Special Joint Committee on a Renewed Canada Member 34th Parl., 3rd Session (1991.05.13 - 1993.09.08)

Military Service


Military OrganizationFunctionTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Canadian Infantry Corps Lieutenant 1942 - 1945
World War II, 1939-1945 -
Family Ties in Parliament
RelativeNameDate of BirthDate of Death
Father MacDonald, Finlay
(M.P.)
1866.11.17 1948.05.29
Selected Publications This bibliography includes books, chapters in books and journal articles written, edited, compiled or translated solely by the parliamentarian or with others.

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^ Sole Author Articles

  • La difficile chasse aux documents dans l'enquête Pearson.
    Revue parlementaire canadienne. 20(4):2-6 hiver 1997/1998.

  • The Pearson inquiry paper chase.
    Canadian Parliamentary Review. 20(4):2-6 Winter 1997/1998.


^ Multiple Authors Oral History Project

  • Interview of the Honourable Finlay MacDonald / conducted by Tom Earle.
    Ottawa : Library of Parliament ; [1994?]. 17, 18 p.

  • Interview of the Honourable Senator Finlay MacDonald / conducted by Tom Earle.
    Ottawa : Library of Parliament ; [1990?]. 68 p.


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