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Colin Francis McIsaac

Colin Francis McIsaac, KC (February 14, 1854 – March 14, 1927) was a Nova Scotia lawyer and political figure. He represented Antigonish in the House of Commons of Canada from 1895 to 1905 and Antigonish—Guysborough from 1922 to 1925 as a Liberal member.[1]

He was born in South River, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia in 1854,[1] the son of Donald McIsaac and Catherine McGillivray.[2] He was educated at Saint Francis Xavier College[3] and was called to the Nova Scotia bar in 1880. McIsaac served as a governor of Saint Francis Xavier College.[4] He practised law in Antigonish. In 1892, he married Mary Helena Houlett. McIsaac was named King's Counsel in 1905.[2]

He was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for Antigonish in 1886, was reelected in 1890 and served as a minister without portfolio in the provincial Executive Council.[1]

McIsaac served as a member of the National Transcontinental Railway Commission from 1905 to 1912. He died in Antignoish at the age of 73.[2]

His brother Angus represented Antigonish in the House of Commons.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Colin Francis McIsaac – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b c Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
  3. ^ The Canadian men and women of the time : a handbook of Canadian biography, HJ Morgan (1898)
  4. ^ The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1891, JA Gemmill
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
John Sparrow David Thompson
Member of Parliament for Antigonish
Succeeded by
William Chisholm