Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick

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Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
Assemblée législative du Nouveau-Brunswick(French)
58th New Brunswick Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
History
Founded 1785 (1785)
Preceded by Nova Scotia House of Assembly
Leadership
Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau
since 23 October 2014
Chris CollinsLiberal
since October 25, 2014
Structure
Seats 49
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Political groups

Governing Party

Opposition Parties

Elections
Last election
September 22, 2014
Next election
October 27, 2018 or earlier
Meeting place
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Legislative Building, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Website
www.gnb.ca/legis/

The Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Canada is located in Fredericton. It was established de jure when the colony was created in 1784, but came into session only in 1786, following the first elections in late 1785. Until 1891, it was the lower house in a bicameral legislature when its upper house counterpart, the Legislative Council of New Brunswick, was abolished. Its members are called "Members of the Legislative Assembly," commonly referred to as "MLAs".

History[edit]

The New Brunswick Legislative Building is the current building that houses the Assembly. It opened in 1882, having been constructed by J.C. Dumaresq, following the destruction of the original building, known as Province Hall, by fire in 1880.

The legislative chamber is designed to have four rows on the government side and three rows on the opposition side. This is because elections have traditionally yielded a strong government majority; in fact on occasion, such as currently, even with many of the seats on one side of the House, the government has spilled over to the opposition side. Quite often the House is oriented to have only two rows on the opposition benches, in the event of a large opposition adding a third row makes the opposition benches rather crowded.

Current members[edit]

The current membership of the 58th New Brunswick Legislative Assembly was elected on September 22, 2014 in the 2014 New Brunswick general election.

Name Party Riding
     Brian Keirstead Progressive Conservative Albert
     Denis Landry Liberal Bathurst East-Nepisiguit-Saint-Isidore
     Brian Kenny Liberal Bathurst West-Beresford
     Donald Arseneault Liberal Campbellton-Dalhousie
     Hédard Albert Liberal Caraquet
     David Alward Progressive Conservative Carleton
     Andrew Harvey Liberal Carleton-Victoria
     Carl Urquhart Progressive Conservative Carleton-York
     John Ames Liberal Charlotte-Campobello
     Roger Melanson Liberal Dieppe
     Madeleine Dubé Progressive Conservative Edmundston-Madawaska Centre
     Pam Lynch Progressive Conservative Fredericton-Grand Lake
     Stephen Horsman Liberal Fredericton North
  David Coon Green Fredericton South
     Brian Macdonald Progressive Conservative Fredericton West-Hanwell
     Kirk MacDonald Progressive Conservative Fredericton-York
     Rick Doucet Liberal Fundy-The Isles-Saint John West
     Ross Wetmore Progressive Conservative Gagetown-Petitcodiac
     Gary Crossman Progressive Conservative Hampton
     Bertrand LeBlanc Liberal Kent North
     Benoît Bourque Liberal Kent South
     Bill Oliver Progressive Conservative Kings Centre
     Francine Landry Liberal Madawaska les Lacs-Edmundston
     Bernard LeBlanc Liberal Memramcook-Tantramar
     Bill Fraser Liberal Miramichi
     Lisa Harris Liberal Miramichi Bay-Neguac
     Chris Collins Liberal Moncton Centre
     Monique LeBlanc Liberal Moncton East
     Ernie Steeves Progressive Conservative Moncton Northwest
     Cathy Rogers Liberal Moncton South
     Sherry Wilson Progressive Conservative Moncton Southwest
     Jeff Carr Progressive Conservative New Maryland-Sunbury
     Jody Carr Progressive Conservative Oromocto-Lincoln
     Trevor Holder Progressive Conservative Portland-Simonds
     Blaine Higgs Progressive Conservative Quispamsis
     Daniel Guitard Liberal Restigouche-Chaleur
     Gilles LePage Liberal Restigouche West
     R. Bruce Fitch Progressive Conservative Riverview
     Ted Flemming Progressive Conservative Rothesay
     Glen Savoie Progressive Conservative Saint John East
     Ed Doherty Liberal Saint John Harbour
     Dorothy Shephard Progressive Conservative Saint John Lancaster
     Brian Gallant Liberal Shediac Bay-Dieppe
     Victor Boudreau Liberal Shediac-Beaubassin-Cap-Pelé
     Wilfred Roussel Liberal Shippagan-Lamèque-Miscou
     Jake Stewart Progressive Conservative Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin
     Bruce Northrup Progressive Conservative Sussex-Fundy-St. Martins
     Serge Rousselle Liberal Tracadie-Sheila
     Chuck Chiasson Liberal Victoria-la-Vallée

Party standings and seating plan[edit]

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  • Dark red represents members of cabinet, while light red are backbench government members.
  • Large text represents party leaders.

The current party standings in the legislature are as follows:

Affiliation Members
     Liberal 26
  Progressive Conservative 22
  Green 1
Total 49
Government Majority 4

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