Public Accounts Committee Chair
Attorney General and Justice
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
Residential Tenancies Act
Retail Business Closing Act
Human Rights Act
15759 Central Avenue
Inverness, Nova Scotia
Date of Birth:
September 26, 1974
Business Administration, St. Francis Xavier University
Investment advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns; assistant and senior advisor to former Inverness MLA and Premier, Rodney MacDonald.
First elected to the Nova Scotia Legislature in 2009, Allan MacMaster has over 11 years of experience helping people with all levels of government. He has proven his ability to work across political party lines for the good of his constituency. His experience in the financial sector, and senior levels of government, provides him with a unique insight into how government decisions affect people and our economy. He does not place limits on his ability to make things happen as an opposition MLA, helping people with all matters, even those beyond the scope of provincial government.
Prior to becoming an MLA, Allan spent 5 years working for BMO Nesbitt Burns, one of North America’s leading full service investment firms. This experience empowered him to lead the movement to change pension legislation for NewPage pensioners, potentially restoring $7 million of economic activity in eastern Nova Scotia each year. He uses his skills to help those on low income to make the most of their money, has helped a community organization save thousands of dollars in income tax, and has assisted people starting small businesses.
Allan was appointed Chair of the Public Accounts Committee in December 2013. This committee of the legislature is responsible for examining the value of government services with a focus on continuous improvement. In this role he works with Nova Scotia’s Auditor General to achieve accountability in the House of Assembly.
As a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), his work has focused on getting a fair share of paving and road work each year (Inverness received the most chip sealing of any constituency in 2013), and his hands on approach resulted in the replacement of Margaree’s Crowdis Bridge, and 7 new culverts for the Riverside Road (West Bay Road). He has advocated for the restoration of the rural road maintenance budget which was reduced 50% since 2010.
Standing strong, he worked with local health professionals and community leaders to restore emergency surgery at Inverness Hospital, and to obtain a CT Scan. He introduced a resolution in the spring of 2013 which received unanimous approval of the legislature and led to the creation of Medic Monday in honour of paramedics. Active in hockey and soccer, Allan believes investment in wellness is a key to reducing the cost of healthcare and increasing productivity.
In 2013 Allan received an “A” from The Inverness Oran for his performance representing the constituency of Inverness.