Tim Houston

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Tim Houston

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Leader of the Opposition
Assumed office
October 27, 2018
Preceded byKarla MacFarlane (interim)
Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
for Pictou East
Assumed office
October 8, 2013
Preceded byClarrie MacKinnon
Personal details
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Spouse(s)Carol Houston
OccupationAccountant
WebsiteOfficial website

Tim Houston is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in the 2013 provincial election. A member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia, he represents the electoral district of Pictou East.[1] Houston serves as the PC Party's Finance Critic and sits on the Public Accounts Committee.[2]

On November 19, 2017, Houston announced his candidacy for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia.[3][4]

Houston lives in Pictou County with his wife Carol, and children Paget and Zachary.[5]

Houston was elected leader of the Progressive Conservative Party after the first ballot results were announced on October 27, 2018 at the Party's Leadership Convention in Halifax.[6] Houston earned 48.96% of the points on the first ballot, leaving other candidates no clear path to victory. The other candidates conceded after the first ballot.[7]

Bills introduced[edit]

Assembly Act Title Date
Assembly 62, Session 1 Lyme Disease Strategy Act April 10, 2014
Assembly 62, Session 2 Red Tape Reduction Act September 29, 2014
Assembly 62, Session 2 Transparency in Ministers' Expenses Act April 21, 2015
Assembly 62, Session 2 Cayley's Law May 17, 2016
Assembly 62, Session 2 Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Act May 5, 2016
Assembly 62, Session 2 Education Fund Protection Act October 16, 2017

Electoral record[edit]

Nova Scotia general election, 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Tim Houston 5,275 73.88 +25.83
  Liberal John Fraser 1,301 18.22 +2.33
  New Democratic Party Deborah Stiles 564 7.90 -28.17
Nova Scotia general election, 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Progressive Conservative Tim Houston 3713 48.04 +22.11
     New Democratic Party Clarrie MacKinnon 2788 36.07 -27.91
     Liberal Francois Rochon 1228 15.89 +7.50

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tories take Pictou County ridings back from NDP". The Chronicle Herald. October 8, 2013. Retrieved 2015-07-20.
  2. ^ "Tim Houston - MLA for Pictou East - PC Party of NS". PC Party NS. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  3. ^ "'Time to win': Tim Houston running for PC Party leader". CBC News. November 19, 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-22.
  4. ^ "Tim Houston announces bid for PC leadership". The Chronicle Herald. November 20, 2017. Retrieved 2017-11-22.
  5. ^ "Tim Houston's Story". Tim Houston for Nova Scotia PC Leader. Retrieved 2018-04-16.
  6. ^ Oct 27, Michael Gorman · CBC News · Posted:; October 27, 2018 9:00 AM AT | Last Updated:. "Tim Houston elected leader of Nova Scotia's PC party | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  7. ^ Oct 27, Michael Gorman · CBC News · Posted:; October 27, 2018 9:00 AM AT | Last Updated:. "Tim Houston elected leader of Nova Scotia's PC party | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2018-12-11.