Allan MacMaster

Allan MacMaster


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



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

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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...

Dec 08 2014

Another inmate mistakenly released

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA Allan MacMaster is calling on embattled Justice Minister Lena Diab to explain how yet another inmate has been mistakenly released at the Burnside Correctional Facility.

According to news reports, an inmate who was serving time over the weekend was released before his time was up.

“I’m disappointed this has happened yet again, but in no way surprised,” MacMaster said....

Oct 24 2014

Restore RIM Budget for Inverness Roads 

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative MLA for Inverness, Allan MacMaster, is asking the Minister of Transportation to restore the Rural Impact Mitigation (RIM) budget for road...
Nov 21 2014

Progressive Conservative justice critic Allan MacMaster says embattled Liberal Justice Minister Lena Diab owed Nova Scotians more than a flimsy one-page note after her department mistakenly released a dangerous offender.

“This is a far cry from a transparent report on the events that lead to the mistaken release,” says MacMaster.

In the wake of the mistaken release, Premier Stephen McNeil defended Minister Diab, telling the House of Assembly “she made it very...

Nov 20 2014

Incompetent management of sex abuse bill necessitates new Minister: MacMaster

November 20, 2014
For immediate release

HALIFAX, NS – The Progressive Conservatives are calling on Justice Minister Lena Diab to do the right thing and tender her resignation in the wake of her incompetent management of issues surrounding protecting victims of sexual abuse.

Yesterday, the Minister and her Liberal caucus colleagues refused to support Progressive Conservative...

Nov 19 2014

Urges Liberals to pass PC Limitation of Actions bill today

HALIFAX, NS – Progressive Conservative Justice critic and MLA for Inverness, Allan MacMaster, says there is more than enough evidence for the Liberal Minister of Justice Lena Diab to pass a bill to remove the statute of limitations for existing victims of sex abuse to pursue civil litigation.

Today in the...

Nov 07 2014

Wants further powers for survivors of abuse

HALIFAX, NS – At the earliest opportunity, Progressive Conservative MLA for Inverness, Allan MacMaster, will put forward an amendment to the Limitation of Actions bill to further protect the rights of those who have suffered sexual assault.

Last week, the Liberal Minister of Justice introduced the Limitation of Actions Act, which eliminates time limits on when a claim by someone who has suffered sexual abuse can be brought...