Alfie MacLeod

Alfie MacLeod is the MLA for Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg. (Nova Scotia government)

Cape Breton MLA Alfie MacLeod’s left foot has been removed as a result of a serious infection.

The details of the infection haven’t been released, but MacLeod is expected to make a full recovery.

“I want to thank my constituents for their patience during this time,” he said in a news release. “Everyone’s kind words of support and encouragement have been very uplifting. I am committed to a full recovery and resuming my MLA duties as soon as possible. ‎I look forward to seeing you all soon."

MacLeod’s office remains open with regular business hours during his absence.

MacLeod, 58, represents the district of Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg. He is receiving treatment at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital‎ in Sydney.