Critic Responsibilities: Energy and Mines, Gaelic Affairs, Service Nova Scotia, Environment
Allan MacMaster was elected MLA (Member of the Legislature) for Inverness in Nova Scotia in 2009. Prior to this, Allan worked for BMO Nesbitt Burns, one of North America’s leading full service investment firms. He was appointed Chair of the Public Accounts Committee in 2013 to evaluate government services with a focus on continuous improvement, and he works with Nova Scotia’s Auditor General to achieve accountability in the House of Assembly.
In 2014 he delivered a heartfelt speech about sexual abuse, and worked with abuse survivors to change statute of limitations legislation which received national attention. He led the movement to change pension legislation for NewPage pensioners in 2012, potentially restoring $7 million of economic activity in eastern Nova Scotia each year. He has worked with local health professionals and community leaders to obtain a CT Scanner for the Inverness Hospital, and he has been a vocal advocate for the restoration of the rural road maintenance budget which has been reduced 25% since 2010.
Allan has spoken French and Gaelic in the provincial legislature, and in 2014, he took a vocal stand against a “Royal” designation for the Gaelic College at St. Anne’s, which drew international media interest in the desire by Scottish Gaels to maintain the integrity of their identity.
Active in hockey and soccer, Allan believes investment in wellness is a key to reducing the cost of healthcare and helping people enjoy a better life.