Peter McCreath

Peter L. McCreath, PC (born July 5, 1943) is former chairman of the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, President of PMC Communications Inc. and a former Canadian politician.

Peter McCreath

Minister of Veterans Affairs
In office
June 25, 1993  November 3, 1993
Prime MinisterKim Campbell
Preceded byKim Campbell
Succeeded byDavid Collenette
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for South Shore
In office
November 21, 1988  October 25, 1993
Preceded byLloyd Crouse
Succeeded byDerek Wells
Personal details
Born (1943-07-05) July 5, 1943
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Political partyProgressive Conservative
ProfessionJournalist, teacher

A journalist and teacher by training, McCreath was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 1988 election as the Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for the Nova Scotia riding of South Shore.

In 1991, he became Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State for Finance and Privatization. In 1993, he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Industry, Science and Technology and to the Minister for International Trade.

When Kim Campbell succeeded Brian Mulroney as PC Party leader and Prime Minister of Canada, she appointed McCreath to Cabinet as Minister of Veterans Affairs.[1] However, McCreath's cabinet career was short-lived as both he and the Campbell government were defeated in the subsequent 1993 general election.[2]

Following his defeat, McCreath turned to business entering the field of public affairs, communications and government relations. After 5 years with CIBC, he established his own company, PMC Communications Inc.

McCreath became Founding Chairman of the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation in 2001. During the past 8 years he has led the transformation of the NSLC into leading and award winning Canadian retail organization and one of Canada's most profitable crown corporations.

McCreath has written several books, is a co-author of the history textbooks Discovering Canada, Canadian History: Voices and Vision, has authored a biography, The Life & Times of Alexander Keith, Nova Scotia's Brewmaster (2001), A History of Early Nova Scotia (1982 with John G. Leefe) and The People's Choice (about life as an MP – 1995).

Electoral record

1993 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
LiberalDerek Wells17,35146.94+4.37
Progressive ConservativePeter McCreath12,05832.62-13.84
ReformAnne Matthiasson4,99913.52
New DemocraticEric Hustvedt1,8475.00-5.15
NationalA. James Donahue4221.14
Natural LawRichard Robertson2870.78
Total valid votes 36,964 100.00
1988 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes%±%
Progressive ConservativePeter McCreath18,54746.46-10.23
LiberalMike Delory16,99542.5713.55
New DemocraticBill Zimmerman4,05210.15-4.14
LibertarianDavid Morgan3290.82
Total valid votes 39,923 100.00


  1. "Campbell cuts cabinet to 25 members". The Globe and Mail. June 26, 1993.
  2. "Atlantic region hands Liberals near-clean sweep". The Chronicle Herald. October 26, 1993. Archived from the original on November 21, 2001. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
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