Donald C. MacDonald

Donald Cameron MacDonald CM OOnt (December 7, 1913 March 8, 2008) was a long time Canadian politician and political party leader and had been referred to as the "Best premier Ontario never had."[1] He represented the provincial riding of York South in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1955 to 1982. From 1953 to 1970 he was the leader of the social democratic Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (Ontario Section) and its successor, the Ontario New Democratic Party.[2]

Donald C. MacDonald

MacDonald at Paul Ferreira's York South—Weston victory party, February 8, 2007
Leader of the Ontario CCF and NDP
In office
1953–1970
Preceded byTed Jolliffe
Succeeded byStephen Lewis
President of the New Democratic Party of Canada
In office
1971–1975
Preceded byAllan Blakeney
Succeeded byJoyce Nash
Member of Provincial Parliament
In office
June 9, 1955  November 4, 1982
Preceded byWilliam Beech (Progressive Conservative)
Succeeded byBob Rae (NDP)
ConstituencyYork South
Personal details
Born
Donald Cameron MacDonald

December 7, 1913
Cranbrook, British Columbia
DiedMarch 8, 2008(2008-03-08) (aged 94)
Toronto, Ontario
Political partyCo-operative Commonwealth Federation/New Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Simone MacDonald
Children3
ResidenceToronto, Ontario
OccupationTeacher and Journalist