Tories name critic roles, responsibilities for MLAs

Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservatives have named their critic responsibilities for caucus members.

Tory Leader Tim Houston won the party leadership at a party convention and will be the critic for the premier's office and executive council.

Some of those receiving posts include Pat Dunn, the MLA for Pictou Centre and deputy leader, who takes on duties for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

And, Inverness MLA Allan MacMaster is the critic for finance and Treasury Board.


Critic roles and responsibilities:

  • Tim Houston, Pictou East MLA, Leader of the Official Opposition - Critic for the Premier’s Office, Executive Council, Intergovernmental Affairs and the departments of Business and Immigration.
  • Pat Dunn, Pictou Centre MLA, Deputy Leader - Critic for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. Member of the Standing Committee on Economic Development.
  • Eddie Orrell, Northside-Westmount MLA - Critic for the Department of Labour and Advanced Education and new Chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.
  • Alfie MacLeod, Sydney River-Mira-Louisbourg MLA - Critic for the Department of Community Services, Aboriginal Affairs and Military relations. Member of the Veterans’ Affairs committee.
  • Karla MacFarlane, Pictou West MLA, Caucus Chair - Critic for the Department of Health and Wellness and the Advisory Council on the Status of Women. Member of the new Standing Committee on Health when it's constituted.
  • Allan MacMaster, Inverness MLA - Critic for Finance and Treasury Board as well as the departments of Gaelic Affairs and Energy and Mines. Member of the Standing Committee on Assembly Matters.
  • Kim Masland, Queens-Shelburne MLA, Caucus Whip - Critic for the Department of Education. Member of the Standing Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
  • Chris d’Entremont, Argyle-Barrington MLA, House Leader - Critic for Internal Services, Communications Nova Scotia, Elections Act and Acadian Affairs. Member of the standing committees on Assembly Matters and Internal Affairs. 
  • Tim Halman, Dartmouth East MLA - Critic for the Attorney General, the Department of Justice and Nova Scotia Lands. Member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.
  • Elizabeth Smith-McCrossin, Cumberland North MLA - Critic for the Department of Municipal Affairs and the Emergency Management Office.  Member of the Standing Committee on Economic Development.
  • John Lohr, Kings North MLA - Critic for Addictions and Mental Health Services. Member of the standing committees for Law Amendments and Private and Local Bills.
  • Keith Bain, Victoria-The Lakes MLA, Deputy Caucus Whip - Critic for Fisheries and Aquaculture and Labour Relations. Member of the Standing Committee on Community Services.
  • Barbara Adams, Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage MLA, Deputy Caucus Chair - Critic for the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and Seniors. Member of the Standing Committee on Health.
  • Alana Paon, Cape Breton-Richmond MLA - Critic for the Department of Agriculture, Youth and Tourism Nova Scotia. Member of the Standing Committee on Human Resources.
  • Brad Johns, Sackville-Beaver Bank MLA, Deputy House Leader - Critic for the departments of Environment and African Nova Scotia Affairs. Member of the Standing Committee on Human Resources.
  • Tory Rushton, Cumberland South MLA - Critic for Lands and Forestry. Members of the standing committees for Law Amendments and Private and Local Bills. 
  • Larry Harrison, Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley MLA - Critic for the Public Service Commission. Member of the Standing Committee on Community Services.