- Al McDonald
Al McDonald is a
politicianin Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontariofrom 2002to 2003, and ran unsuccessfully for the Conservative Party of Canadain the federal election of 2004.
McDonald was politically active in the city of North Bay before entering provincial politics, serving as the deputy
mayorof that city for a time. He also served on the North Bay Economic Development Commission, the North Bay Police Services Board, and other local programs.
Premier Mike Harrisresigned as the member for Nipissing in early 2002, McDonald won the Progressive Conservative nomination to replace him. In a by-electionheld on May 2, 2002, he defeated Liberal candidate George Maroosisby 19 votes, as confirmed by a recount. Despite being one of the few Tory Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) from Northern Ontario, McDonald was not given a place in the cabinetof Ernie Eves.
His tenure in office was brief. The Liberals won a majority government in the provincial election of 2003, and McDonald lost his seat to Liberal candidate
Monique Smithby about 3,000 votes.
McDonald lives in Corbeil, near North Bay.
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