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
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