Department of Natural Resources (New Brunswick)

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The Department of Natural Resources is a department in the Government of New Brunswick, Canada. It is responsible for management of the Province's forests including timber utilization, trail management, insect and disease protection including spruce budworm and gypsy moth, fire protection, management of the fish and wildlife resources and the issuing of hunting and angling licences, management of mineral and hydrocarbon resources and associated support services including oil and natural gas development and production, geological surveys, management of Crown lands, including natural areas, plus oversee the delivery of the First Nations wood harvesting program.

The department, or a minister responsible for this area, has existed in one form or another since 1793. The Cabinet Minister responsible for the department was originally known as the Surveyor-General and later as Minister of Lands and Mines, Minister of Natural Resources, and also Minister of Natural Resources & Energy.

Ministers[edit]

# Minister Term
1. John Saunders May 3, 1793 – October 19, 1824
2. Thomas Baillie October 19, 1824 – September 1851
3. Robert Duncan Wilmot September 1851 – November 1, 1854
4. John Montgomery July 29, 1856 – June 9, 1857
5. James Brown June 1, 1857 – July 26, 1861
6. John McMillan July 26, 1861 – April 5, 1865
7. Bliss Botsford April 5, 1865 – April 14, 1866
8. Charles Connell July 10, 1866 – July 17, 1867
9. Richard Sutton July 17, 1867 – February 13, 1869
10. William P. Flewelling February 13, 1869 – October 1870
11. William Lindsay October 1870 – February 22, 1871
12. Benjamin R. Stephenson February 22, 1871 -July 6, 1878
13. Michael Adams July 13, 1878 – February 26, 1883
14. James Mitchell March 3, 1883 – February 3, 1890
15. L. J. Tweedie February 3, 1890 – July 17, 1896
16. Albert T. Dunn July 17, 1896 – March 28, 1904
17. L. J. Tweedie (acting) March 1904 – ?
18. Francis J. Sweeney 1904 – 1908?
19. W.C.H. Grimmer March 24, 1908 – October 16, 1911
20. James K. Flemming October 16, 1911 – December 6, 1914
21. James A. Murray ?
22. George J. Clarke December 17, 1914 – February 1, 1917
23. Arthur R. Slipp February 2, 1917 – April 1, 1917
24. Ernest A. Smith April 4, 1917 – September 14, 1920
25. Clifford W. Robinson October 1, 1920 – 1923
26. Judson E. Hetherington ?
27. Peter J. Veniot May 6, 1924 – ?
28. A. Allison Dysart July 10, 1925 – September 14, 1925
29. Charles D. Richards September 14, 1925 – May 18, 1931
30. L. P. D. Tilley June 1, 1933 – July 16, 1935
31. Frederick W. Pirie July 16, 1935 – April 18, 1945
32. John B. McNair ?
33. Richard J. Gill May 1946 – October 8, 1952
34. Norman B. Buchanan October 8, 1952 – July 12, 1960
35. Graham Crocker July 12, 1960 – May 13, 1965
36. Daniel A. Riley May 13, 1965 – January 26, 1966
37. William R. Duffie March 21, 1966 – November 12, 1970
38. Wilfred G. Bishop November 12, 1970 – July 18, 1972
39. A. Edison Stairs July 18, 1972 – December 3, 1974
40. Roland Boudreau December 3, 1974 – November 21, 1978
41. J. W. "Bud" Bird November 21, 1978 – June 10, 1982
42. Edwin G. Allen June 10, 1982 – October 30, 1982
43. Gerald Merrithew October 30, 1982 – August 3, 1984
44. Malcolm MacLeod February 13, 1985 – October 27, 1987
45. Morris V. Green October 27, 1987 – August 31, 1991
46. Alan R. Graham August 31, 1991 – May 14, 1998
47. Doug Tyler May 14, 1998 – June 21, 1999
48. Jeannot Volpé June 21, 1999 – June 27, 2003
49. Keith Ashfield June 27, 2003 – September 18, 2006
50. Donald Arseneault September 18, 2006 – November 12, 2008
51. R. Wallis (Wally) Stiles November 12, 2008 – October 12, 2010
52. Bruce Northrup October 12, 2010 – September 23, 2013
53. Paul Robichaud September 23, 2013 - October 7, 2014
53. Denis Landry October 7, 2014 - present

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