MacDonald, Hon. J. Heath
Heath MacDonald was first elected to the provincial legislature on May 4, 2015 representing District 16 - Cornwall/Meadowbank. He was subsequently appointed Minister of Economic Development and Tourism on May 19, 2015.
Prior to his election as MLA, Mr. MacDonald was the Executive Director of Quality Tourism Services, Atlantic Canada Manager of Access Advisor, and President and Co-Founder of BamText Information Technology and Consulting. Mr. MacDonald has over 20 years experience in the private sector with a particular focus on the tourism industry.
Mr. MacDonald has been an active volunteer for many years, with ties to numerous sports and community organizations.
Mr. MacDonald has earned praise from various organizations for his efforts to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. They include the Access Award from the PEI Council of People with Disabilities, and the City of Charlottetown Accessibility Award. Mr. MacDonald was a Chair Leader as part of the Canadian Paraplegic Association's annual awareness campaign.
Mr. MacDonald lives in Cornwall with his wife Elizabeth and they have two children, Jacklyn and Isaac.