Executive Council of New Brunswick

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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 of Intergovernmental Affairs
Minister responsible for Innovation
Minister responsible for Rural Affairs
Minister responsible for Women's Equality
Chair of the New Brunswick Jobs Board
Stephen Horsman Deputy premier 2014
Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General
Minister of Justice
Denis Landry Minister of Natural Resources 2014
Minister of Human Resources
Victor Boudreau Minister of Health 2014
Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation
Minister responsible for Strategic Program Review
Serge Rousselle Attorney General of New Brunswick 2014
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development
Roger Melanson Minister of Finance 2014
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure
Chair of the Board of Management
Rick Doucet Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries 2014
Minister of Economic Development
Minister responsible for Opportunities New Brunswick
Minister responsible for Trade Policy
Francine Landry Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour 2014
Minister responsible for La Francophonie
Donald Arseneault Minister of Energy and Mines 2014
Minister responsible for Efficiency New Brunswick
Minister responsible for Official Languages
Ed Doherty Minister of Government Services 2014
Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs
Minister responsible for the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation
Cathy Rogers Minister of Social Development 2014
Minister of Healthy and Inclusive Communities
Brian Kenny Minister of Environment and Local Government 2014
Bill Fraser Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture 2014
Minister responsible for the Northern and Miramichi Funds

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