Department of Justice and Public Safety (New Brunswick)

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Department of Public Safety
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Agency overview
Jurisdiction New Brunswick
Agency executive
  • Denis Landry, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General
Parent department Government of New Brunswick
Facilities such as the Southeast Regional Correctional Centre outside Shediac, New Brunswick are administered by the Department of Public Safety.

The Department of Justice and Public Safety in the Canadian province of New Brunswick was formed when Premier Brian Gallant restructured government departments in 2016. It was a merger of all of the former Department of Public Safety with most of the former Department of Justice with the exception of the responsibilities for financial consumer services which transferred from Justice to the Department of Finance. Public Safety had been created in an earlier restructuring project by the Bernard Lord government on March 23, 2000. Largely created from the former Department of the Solicitor General, it also took on responsibilities for road safety and driver's licenses from the Department of Transportation, liquor and lottery regulation from the Department of Finance and safety code monitoring from the Department of Municipalities.[1]

The department is headed by a Minister of Justice and Public Safety who also continues to hold the title of Solicitor General of New Brunswick (French: Ministre de la Sécurité Publique et Solliciteur Général).


Minister Term Administration
Solicitor General
Conrad Landry October 27, 1987 – October 9, 1991 under Frank McKenna
Bruce Smith October 9, 1991 – April 2, 1994
Jane Barry April 27, 1994 – October 14, 1997
October 14, 1997 – May 14, 1998 under Ray Frenette
James E. Lockyer May 14, 1998 – June 21, 1999 under Camille Thériault
Percy Mockler June 21, 1999 – March 23, 2000 under Bernard Lord
Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General
Milt Sherwood March 23, 2000 – October 9, 2001 under Bernard Lord
Margaret-Ann Blaney October 9, 2001 – June 27, 2003
Wayne Steeves June 27, 2003 – October 3, 2006
John Foran October 3, 2006 - October 12, 2010 under Shawn Graham
Robert Trevors October 12, 2010 - September 23, 2013 under David Alward
Bruce Northrup September 23, 2013 – October 7, 2014
Stephen Horsman October 7, 2014 - June 6, 2016 Brian Gallant[2]
Minister of Justice and Public Safety
Denis Landry June 6, 2016[3] - present Brian Gallant

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Government of New Brunswick, News Release
  2. ^ Executive Council Office (7 October 2014). "Cabinet ministers announced". Province of New Brunswick. Retrieved 5 April 2015. 
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