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Hector Y. MacDonald

The Honourable Hector Y. MacDonald


1918 - 1941   Justice of the Saskatchewan Court of King's Bench
1941 - 1951   Justice of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal

Hector Y. MacDonald was of Highland Scottish ancestry, born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and went to law school at Dalhousie University. He practiced law in Halifax and Sydney before moving West.

From 1906 to 1908, he practiced law in Moosomin and Prince Albert before moving to Regina in 1908 to work for the Attorney General’s Department. In 1910, he became Regina’s first City Solicitor. Six months later he joined a private law firm, working with the Gordon brothers (one of whom, P. H. Gordon, would become a judge of the Court of Appeal). Mr. MacDonald was famous for his sense of humor.

Mr. MacDonald was appointed to the Court of King’s Bench in 1918 and to the Court of Appeal in 1941. He served on the Court until February 1951. Justice MacDonald died in 1969.

Photo courtesy of the Regina Leader Post and the Saskatchewan Archives Board (R-A25016).

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