Executive Council of New Brunswick

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The Executive Council of New Brunswick (informally and more commonly, the Cabinet of New Brunswick) is the cabinet of that Canadian province.

Almost always made up of members of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, the Cabinet is similar in structure and role to the Cabinet of Canada while being smaller in size. As federal and provincial responsibilities differ there are a number of different portfolios between the federal and provincial governments.

The Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, as representative of the Queen in Right of New Brunswick, appoints the council which advises him on the governance of the province, and is referred to as the Lieutenant-Governor in Council. Members of the Cabinet, who advise, or minister, the viceroy, are recommended by the Premier of New Brunswick and appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor. Most cabinet ministers are the head of a ministry, but this is not always the case.

As at the federal level the most important Cabinet post after that of the leader is Minister of Finance. Today the next most powerful position is certainly the health portfolio which has a vast budget and is of central political import. Other powerful porfolios include Education, Family & Community Services, Natural Resources and Transportation.

Current Cabinet[edit]

The current cabinet is led by Premier David Alward and was sworn-in on October 12, 2010.[1] There were changes to the cabinet announced on March 1, 2012[2], May 16, 2012[3], effective October 9, 2012[4] and effective September 23, 2013.[5]

Minister Portfolio Since
David Alward Premier of New Brunswick 2010
President of the Executive Council
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs
Minister responsible for the Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons
Minister responsible for Citizens' Engagement
Minister responsible for the Office of Government Review
Chair of the Policy and Priorities Committee of Cabinet
Paul Robichaud Deputy premier 2010
Government house leader
Minister of Natural Resources (responsible for the Regional Development Corporation, Northern New Brunswick and Miramichi Initiatives, and Rural Affairs) 2013
Minister responsible for La Francophonie 2010
Hugh (Ted) Flemming Minister of Health 2012
Attorney General of New Brunswick 2013
Troy Lifford Minister of Justice 2013
Bruce Northrup Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General 2013
Blaine Higgs Minister of Finance 2010
Minister responsible for the New Brunswick Liquor Corporation
Minister responsible for the New Brunswick Investment Management Corporation
Minister responsible for the New Brunswick Lotteries and Gaming Corporation
Chair of the Board of Management
Marie-Claude Blais Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development 2013
Minister responsible for Women's Equality 2012
Michael Olscamp Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries 2010
Jody Carr Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour 2013
Craig Leonard Minister of Energy and Mines 2012
Bruce Fitch Minister of Economic Development 2013
Minister responsible for Invest New Brunswick
Susan (Sue) Stultz Minister of Government Services (responsible for Service New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Internal Services Agency) 2012
Dorothy Shephard Minister of Healthy and Inclusive Communities 2012
Danny Soucy Minister of Environment and Local Government 2013
Minister responsible for Efficiency New Brunswick
Robert Trevors Minister of Human Resources 2013
Madeleine (Mado) Dubé Minister of Social Development 2012
Trevor Holder Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture 2010*
Claude Williams Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure 2010

* - Holder was minister of the predecessor departments of Tourism and Parks, Wellness, Culture and Sport, and Culture, Tourism and Healthy-Living from 2010 to the establishment of Tourism, Heritage of Culture in 2012.

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