Department of Finance (New Brunswick)

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The Department of Finance is a part of the Government of New Brunswick. It is charged with New Brunswick's budgetary and tax policy and headed by the finance minister.

The department, or a minister responsible for this area, has existed in one form or another since the creation of New Brunswick as a crown colony in 1784. It has been called Provincial Treasurer and Provincial Secretary-Treasurer in the past.

Ministers since the establishment of parties in 1935[edit]

Minister Term Administration
Clovis T. Richard July 16, 1935 – January 10, 1940 under Allison Dysart
J. J. Hayes Doone January 10, 1940 – March 13, 1940
March 13, 1940 – August 10, 1949 under John B. McNair
J. Gaspard Boucher August 10, 1949 – October 8, 1952
Donald D. Patterson October 8, 1952 – July 12, 1960 under Hugh John Flemming
Lestock G. Desbrisay July 12, 1960 – November 12, 1970 under Louis Robichaud
Jean-Maurice Simard November 12, 1970 – November 18, 1974 under Richard Hatfield
A. Edison Stairs December 3, 1974 – December 20, 1976
Lawrence Garvie December 20, 1976 – November 1, 1977
Fernand G. Dubé February 2, 1978 – October 30, 1982
John B. M. Baxter, Jr. October 30, 1982 – October 27, 1987
Allan E. Maher October 27, 1987 – September 26, 1995 under Frank McKenna
Edmond Blanchard September 26, 1995 – October 13, 1997
October 13, 1997 – May 14, 1998 under Ray Frenette
May 14, 1998 – June 21, 1999 under Camille Thériault
Norman Betts June 21, 1999 – October 9, 2001 under Bernard Lord
Peter Mesheau October 9, 2001 – June 27, 2003
Jeannot Volpé June 27, 2003 – October 3, 2006
Victor Boudreau October 3, 2006 – July, 2009 under Shawn Graham
Greg Byrne June 22, 2009 – October 12, 2010
Blaine Higgs October 12, 2010 — October 7, 2014 under David Alward
Roger Melanson October 7, 2014 — present under Brian Gallant

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