The Honourable Justice Angus Lewis MacDonald

Born in Halifax in 1926, he was the son of the late Honourable Angus L. MacDonald, Premier of Nova Scotia in the 1930's, 40's, and 50's.

Justice MacDonald enlisted in the Navy, after graduating from high school, and served until 1946. He then enrolled at Dalhousie University and graduated with a law degree in 1951.

He articled with the late Honourable H.P. MacKeen, then joined the Halifax Law firm of Stewart, MacKeen, and Covert. He practiced, primarily, as a trial lawyer until being appointed to the Supreme Court Appeal Division in 1973. After Justice MacDonald retired from the Court in 1992, he became Counsel to the law firm of Joel C. Pink, QC & Associates until 2001.

Justice MacDonald also lectured at the Dalhousie University Law School for many years. He was a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. He was a member of the Medical/Legal Society of Nova Scotia and an advisor to the Law Reform Commission of Canada. He also served as the first Chair of the Review Board created to review cases involving accused person subject to mental disorder verdicts.

He was also a member of the Halifax Club and St. Michael's Catholic Church in Brule, Nova Scotia.