Executive Council of New Brunswick

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Executive Council of New Brunswick
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Agency overview
Formed 8 October 2014 (2014-10-08)
Jurisdiction New Brunswick
Agency executive
  • Brian Gallant, Premier of New Brunswick
Parent department Government of New Brunswick

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 Brian Gallant and was sworn-in on October 8, 2014.

Minister Portfolio Since
Brian Gallant Premier of New Brunswick 2014
President of the Executive Council
Minister responsible for Innovation
Minister responsible for Rural Affairs
Minister responsible for Women's Equality
Stephen Horsman Deputy premier 2014
Minister of Families and Children 2016
Minister responsible for Military Affairs 2014
Denis Landry Minister of Justice and Public Safety 2016
Donald Arseneault Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour 2016
Minister responsible for Intergovernmental Affairs
Minister responsible for Official Languages 2014
Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation 2016
Rick Doucet Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries 2014
Minister of Energy and Resource Development 2016
Government House Leader
Victor Boudreau Minister of Health 2014
Deputy Government House Leader 2016
Ed Doherty Minister of Service New Brunswick 2014
Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs
Minister responsible for Poverty Reduction and the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation
Brian Kenny Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development 2016
Bill Fraser Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure 2016
Minister responsible for the Northern and Miramichi Funds\ 2014
Roger Melanson President of the Treasury Board 2014
Minister responsible for Trade Policy 2016
Francine Landry Minister of Economic Development 2016
Minister responsible for La Francophonie 2014
Minister responsible for Opportunities New Brunswick 2016
Cathy Rogers Minister of Finance 2016
Minister responsible for Literacy
Serge Rousselle Attorney General of New Brunswick 2014
Minister of Environment and Local Government 2016
John Ames Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture 2016
Lisa Harris Minister of Seniors and Long-Term Care 2016
Minister responsible for Celtic Affairs

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