Tim Houston, FCPA, FCA


Growing up in a military family, Tim Houston has always valued the importance of family. Tim’s father’s work had the family moving regularly before settling in Fairview, where Tim was raised. He attended Halifax West and then went on to Saint Mary’s University to study accounting.

In 1995, while working at WBLI in Bedford, Tim earned his Chartered Accountant designation and began his career as a chartered accountant. That same year, he married Carol and they moved to Bermuda, where Tim worked in audit and consulting with Deloitte before joining a venture capital company that specialized in reinsurance. It was also in Bermuda that the Houston family expanded with the arrival of their two children, Paget and Zachary.

Nova Scotia was never far from their minds, making the decision easy to move home to raise their family in Pictou County, where they continue to live. As a father of two, Tim knows the importance of supporting families in a province where young people can study, work, and achieve.

After returning home to Nova Scotia, he became increasingly frustrated with the government’s decisions. That frustration led him to enter politics to work for the people of Nova Scotia.

Wanting a positive change, Tim successfully ran to be the MLA for Pictou East in 2013. He was elected as Leader of Nova Scotia’s Official Opposition, the Progressive Conservative Party, in 2018. In that role, Tim is determined to build an accountable government that is fiscally responsible and socially progressive; that promotes individual achievement and personal responsibility; that is focused on a prosperous economy; and that is an environmental leader.