Tim Houston

Tim Houston

Pictou East

Leader of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party.

Critic Responsibilities: Premier’s Office, Executive Council, Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Business, Department of Immigration

Personal:  Tim is a dad. He and his wife Carol have been married for 22 years and they have two children, Paget and Zachary. As a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant with 20 years business leadership, Tim has strong views on the economy and cares about the community. He listens carefully to Nova Scotians and takes their concerns to the floor of the Legislature. By introducing Bills (and few MLA’s have introduced more) he drives discussion to the things that matter. Some of his Bills include:

  • Cayley's Law (Youth Mental Health support)
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Act
  • Helping Seniors Stay at Home Act
  • Lyme Disease Strategy Act
  • Act to Incorporate St. Andrew's Society
  • Education Fund Protection Act
  • Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Amended)
  • Pensions Act (withdrawals for financial hardships)
  • Exempting first responders from spring weight limits
  • Service standards and penalties for NS Power
  • Red Tape Reduction
  • Service Dogs
  • Transparency in Ministers' Expenses Act


Tim is approachable and enjoys chatting at the various community festivals, parades, sales and dinners and it is those casual, sincere interactions that give him focus and purpose.