District 16 | Cornwall – Meadowbank
Heath MacDonald is currently a Liberal MLA and party critic for the portfolios of Finance; Social Development and Housing. He was first elected to the provincial legislature in 2015. He was subsequently appointed Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, and in 2018 he was appointed Minister of Finance for the Province.
Prior to entering politics, Heath was the Executive Director of Quality Tourism Services – Quality Assured PEI, Atlantic Canada Manager of Access Advisor, and President and Co-Founder of an information technology consulting company. Heath has over 20 years of experience in the private sector, with a particular focus on the Tourism Industry.
An active volunteer for many years, Heath has ties to numerous sports and community organizations. He has earned praise from different organizations for his efforts to improve accessibility for people with disabilities, including the Access Award from the PEI Council of People with Disabilities and the City of Charlottetown Accessibility Award. He was also a Chair Leader as part of the Canadian Paraplegic Association’s annual awareness campaign and nominated for National Recognition on behalf of Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
Heath lives in Cornwall with his wife Elizabeth and they have two children, Jacklyn and Isaac.