Kenzie MacNeil is the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) candidate in the Nova Scotia constituency of Cape Breton-Canso.
A professional writer, performer, producer and director in television, radio, film and stage, Kenzie is the youngest of seven children of the late John Angus McNeil.
Both of Kenzie’s parents were teachers and his father was a long-time field worker with Drs. Moses Coady and Jimmy Tompkins.
Kenzie completed his higher education with a Bachelor of Arts from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish.
He also attended school at the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland in South Africa.
Kenzie served a term as the Chair of the Nova Scotia Film Development Corporation where he oversaw the development of the Halifax soundstages. He also worked as a development officer with the Nova Scotia Department of Economic Development, which led to the development of the Filmscape soundstage in Point Edward.
He produced The Rise and Follies shows and composed the anthem “The Island.” He also ran a small business as Editor and Publisher of the Cape Bretoner Newsmagazine and has been active in palliative care and health issues and social justice organizations.