Meet Tim Houston

A Nova Scotia that can Thrive

Are you tired of hearing “we’ve always done it this way”?

Are you done with being discouraged and held back with red tape and bureaucracy?

Are you looking for leadership that values solutions over excuses?

I believe this province deserves better. I know that we can work together to unleash our potential with a modern, responsive government, but we just need someone willing to do it.

We have tremendous opportunities here, but we’re missing a government that is ready to seize economic opportunities, modernize services, and address the healthcare crisis.

Since being elected Leader of Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservatives in 2018, I’ve been focused on putting together a team to form the next PC government so that we can work to achieve these goals.

Our message is resonating with Nova Scotians. We have won six of the seven by-elections held in this province since 2017. We’ve proven we’re not afraid to bring forward bold new legislation to revitalize healthcare, protect children and help unleash our economy.

Our party is growing because people see the Progressive Conservatives as a big-tent party that represents all Nova Scotians. We’re building a party for those who have felt ignored, disrespected and overburdened under the Liberals.

I hear regularly from Nova Scotians who are concerned about overcrowded hospitals, doctor shortages and high taxes. The current approach to government isn’t working.

People across this province inspire me to fight every day to bring much-needed change to our province.

That’s why I got involved in politics: to do things differently.

As Premier, I will lead a government that addresses our demographic challenges, works to improve our healthcare system, and boosts our economy so that you can live in a province that supports your ambitions and lets your family succeed.

Let's work together to build a province where everyone can thrive.

A Nova Scotia Family Man

Growing up in a military family, Tim has always valued the importance of family. Tim’s father’s work had the family moving regularly before settling in Fairview, where Tim was raised. He attended Halifax West and then went on to Saint Mary’s University to study accounting.

In 1995, Tim earned his Chartered Accountant designation and married Carol. That same year they moved to Bermuda where Tim worked as an accountant. Eventually, the Houston family also expanded with the arrival of their two children, Paget and Zachary.

Nova Scotia was never far from their minds, making the decision easy to move home to raise their family in Pictou County, where they continue to live. As a father of two, Tim knows the importance of supporting families in a province where young people can study, work and achieve.

Strong Nova Scotia Roots and Business Background

Tim began his career as a chartered accountant in Bedford. After returning home to Nova Scotia, he became increasingly frustrated with the government’s decisions. That frustration led him to enter politics to work for the people of Nova Scotia.

 Wanting positive change, Tim successfully ran to be the MLA for Pictou East in 2013.  

Elected as Leader of Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservatives in 2018, he brings years of business expertise and invaluable experience to the role. Tim Houston's Progressive Conservatives are determined to build an accountable government that is fiscally responsible and socially progressive; that promotes individual achievement and personal responsibility; listens to its people; and is an environmental leader. 

Tim is bringing together a team of Nova Scotians to form an accountable government, focused on a prosperous economy for a thriving future where Nova Scotians can succeed.