Blaine Higgs

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Blaine Higgs
MLA
Leader of the Opposition
Assumed office
October 22, 2016
Premier Brian Gallant
Preceded by Bruce Fitch
Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick
Assumed office
October 22, 2016
Preceded by Bruce Fitch (Acting)
Minister of Finance
In office
October 12, 2010 – October 7, 2014
Premier David Alward
Preceded by Greg Byrne
Succeeded by Roger Melanson
Member of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly
for Quispamsis
Assumed office
September 27, 2010
Preceded by Mary Schryer
Personal details
Born (1954-03-01) March 1, 1954 (age 63)
Woodstock, New Brunswick
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Marcia Higgs
Religion Christian (Baptist)

Blaine Higgs (born March 1, 1954 in Woodstock, New Brunswick) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in the 2010 provincial election and came to be Minister of Finance from 2010 to 2014 under the government of David Alward.[1]

Higgs represents the electoral district of Quispamsis as a member,[2] and, since 22 October 2016, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick. On that date the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick leadership election was held and on the third ballot he defeated former Saint John Mayor Mel Norton, 1,563 to 1,169.[1]

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