MacMaster backs Houston in PC leadership race

HALIFAX: At an event in Port Hawkesbury on Sunday, Allan MacMaster pledged his support for Tim Houston’s bid to become leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia, making him the seventh member of the PC Caucus to back Houston.

“I’ve worked with Tim for the past five years and I’ve seen the commitment and sense of urgency he brings to his role – his focus and drive are second to none,” said MacMaster. “Tim feels a strong sense of responsibility to bring forward not only the concerns but the ideas, of the people he’s meeting across the Province. He listens to learn.”

MacMaster has served as MLA for Inverness since winning the seat in 2009. He serves as the critic for Energy, Service Nova Scotia and Gaelic Affairs.

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“Allan is one of the most thoughtful, intelligent members we have in the Legislature today,” said Houston, MLA for Pictou East and PC Leadership Candidate. “Allan is the walking definition of the term ‘salt of the earth.’ He has never, and will never, lose sight of what led him to run for office.”

MacMaster joins six other PC MLAs from ridings across the province supporting Tim Houston’s leadership campaign: Kim Masland, Pat Dunn, Tim Halman, Larry Harrison, Brad Johns, and Barb Adams.

“There are good people in this leadership race and it will be important for everyone to come together in the end,” said MacMaster. “I believe Tim will represent our party well and be the choice of Nova Scotians for Premier in the next provincial election.  He will offer the kind of change people are looking for with the stability we need as a province.”