Allan MacMaster

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Allan MacMaster
Allan MacMaster MLA.jpg
MLA for Inverness
Assumed office
October 2009
Preceded by Rodney MacDonald
Personal details
Born (1974-09-26) September 26, 1974 (age 41)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Judique, Nova Scotia

Allan Gerard MacMaster (born September 26, 1974) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in a by-election on October 20, 2009.[1][2] He represents the electoral district of Inverness as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party.

He is the son of Marie and Buddy MacMaster, and grew up in the community of Judique in Inverness County. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a degree in business administration.

Prior to being elected, MacMaster worked as an investment advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns, and authored a monthly column for the Nova Scotia Business Journal entitled "Building Your Wealth". He also worked as an assistant to the former MLA for Inverness.

In March 2010, MacMaster issued a rare Gaelic resolution in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, asking for continued government support for Gaelic language, history and culture in Nova Scotia. It was passed unanimously by all members.[3]

He currently holds the critic portfolios for Finance, Integrity in Government, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, Treasury Board, Gaelic Affairs, Residential Tenancies Act, Securities Act, Insurance Act, and Credit Union Act, and sits on the legislative committees for Public Accounts and Human Resources.[4]

In his first full session in the legislature, MacMaster introduced two bills: An Act to Provide Greater Flexibility for Nova Scotians' Retirement Savings in Locked-in Accounts [5] and An Act to Amend Chapter 31 of the Acts of 1996, the Sales Tax Act which would prohibit the province from proposing or agreeing to an increase in the provincial portion of the federally enacted harmonized sales tax.[6]

Electoral record[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Allan MacMaster 3,816 49.29
Liberal Jackie Rankin 3,248 41.95
     New Democratic Party Michelle A. Smith 678 8.76
October 20, 2009 by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Allan MacMaster 3,155 35.75 -20.30
Liberal Ian McNeil 3,105 35.18 +15.29
     New Democratic Party Bert Lewis 2,342 26.54 +5.66
Green Nathalie Arsenault 223 2.53 -1.00


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