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Allan MacMaster

Allan MacMaster

INVERNESS

Public Accounts Committee Chair

Critic Portfolios:
Red Tape Reduction
Attorney General and Justice
Service Nova Scotia
Gaelic Affairs
Elections Act
Residential Tenancies Act
Retail Business Closing Act
Human Rights Act
Regulations Act

 

 
Email: 
mlamacmaster@bellaliant.com

Constituency Office:
15759 Central Avenue
Inverness, Nova Scotia
B0E 1N0
Tel:(902) 258-2216
Fax:(902) 258-3231

 

Apr 23 2015

Urges government to preserve the culture

HALIFAX, NS – In the Legislature, Progressive Conservative MLA for Inverness Allan MacMaster spoke on behalf of Nova Scotians and the vital importance of Gaelic culture in Nova Scotians’ identity. People from the across the Province have reached out with their concerns about the recent cuts to Gaelic Affairs. As part of the Liberal budget, the McNeil government eliminated two of five positions in the Office of Gaelic Affairs.

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Mar 27 2015

MacMaster credits hard work of past sexual abuse survivors

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Inverness and Justice critic Allan MacMaster credits the tireless efforts of Bob Martin and his fellow survivors for winning a historic fight for justice against sexual predators in Nova Scotia.

Today, in the House of Assembly, an amendment to the Limitation of Actions Act finally passed. This bill,...

Mar 25 2015

First order of business should be amendment to Limitation of Actions Act

HALIFAX, NS - Progressive Conservative Justice Critic Allan MacMaster says the first order of business when the House of Assembly resumes should be to show that Nova Scotia stands up for survivors instead of protecting predators.

The House of Assembly resumes tomorrow, March 26 in Halifax. Survivor and advocate Bob Martin will be at the legislature tomorrow.

“The Liberals should start this...

Mar 12 2015

Burnside Jail safety in question yet again

HALIFAX, NS – With the most recent news of yet another incident at the Burnside Jail, Progressive Conservative Justice critic Allan MacMaster is renewing his call for an independent review of the facility.

One male offender is in hospital with life-threating injuries and another is in custody after an alleged assault last night. The justice department says an internal review is being conducted, but...

Mar 03 2015

 

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Inverness and Justice critic Allan MacMaster says he is grateful that Fenwick MacIntosh is finally behind bars in Nepal. 

On Sunday, well-known sex offender Fenwick MacIntosh was jailed in Nepal for seven years. MacIntosh was convicted of 17 counts of abusing four boys in the Strait area in the 1970s, but those convictions were subsequently overturned by a higher court that ruled it took too long to take the...

Feb 13 2015

PC MLA says survivors want action from Liberals

INVERNESS, NS – Progressive Conservative Justice critic and Inverness MLA, Allan MacMaster, is calling on the McNeil Liberals to allow all survivors of sexual abuse to retroactively seek justice under the Limitation of Actions Act.

Yesterday, the Liberal Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard announced the McNeil Liberals would establish two committees to support survivors of sexual assault. 

“I want to...

Feb 02 2015

Inmate assaults spike under Liberal watch

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Justice critic Allan MacMaster is calling for an independent review into the ongoing saga at the Burnside jail.

It was reported this weekend that under Liberal Justice Minister Lena Diab’s watch, the number of assaults at Nova Scotia’s largestjail nearly doubled in the first six months of last year compared to the same period in 2013. The CBC also reported that on the day an...

Jan 16 2015

Challenges McNeil Liberals to strengthen justice laws once and for all

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Inverness and Justice critic, Allan MacMaster, says he is sickened but not surprised to hear about Fenwick MacIntosh’s arrest in Nepal.

MacIntosh was convicted of 17 counts of abusing four boys in the Strait area in the 1970s, but those convictions were subsequently overturned by a higher court that ruled it took too long to take the former Port...

Dec 19 2014

PCs urge McNeil Liberals to listen to retailers, help keep rural gas stations open

HALIFAX, NS – Documents obtained by the Progressive Conservatives prove small independent gasoline retailers warned the McNeil Liberals of “significant rural station closures under deregulation.”

In a briefing note prepared for Minister Mark Furey, obtained by the Tories via a Freedom of Information request, the McNeil Liberals are advised that small gas retailers consulted by...

Dec 18 2014

Tackle tax-on-tax for real relief at the pumps: MacMaster

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA Allan MacMaster says gas regulation in Nova Scotia works, benefiting consumers and local retailers. Today he’s calling on the Liberal government to abandon their proposed study into regulation and to instead get on with doing the things that will provide consumers and retailers with real relief, like scrapping the tax-on-tax.

“The Liberal plan is to hide behind...