Premier Higgs names cabinet
Premier Blaine Higgs named his cabinet this morning.
Lt.-Gov Jocelyne Roy Vienneau swore in Higgs as the provinces 34th Premier and members of the cabinet at a ceremony in the Legislative Assembly Chamber.
The Conservatives were asked to govern when the Liberals were defeated in a confidence motion on the throne speech last week.
The Tories hold 22 seats in the Legislative Assembly and require the support of three People's Alliance MLAs to remain in power.
CTV's Laura Brown tweeted Premier Higgs cabinet is a mix of new and tenured MLAs.
Here is a complete list of the Executive Council as issued in a press release by the government:
-- Blaine Higgs - Premier, President of the Executive Council
-- Robert Gauvin - Deputy Premier, Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, Minister responsible for La Francophone
-- Trevor Holder - Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
-- Carl Urqhart - Minister of Public Safety, Solicitor General
-- Dorothy Shephard - Minister of Social Development, Minister responsible for the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation
-- Jake Stewart - Minister of Aboriginal Affairs
-- Ross Wetmore - Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries
-- Sherry Wilson - Minister of Service New Brunswick, Minister responsible for Women's Equality
-- Hugh J. A. (Ted) Flemming, Q.C. - Minister of Health
-- Jeff Carr - Minister of Environment and Local Government
-- Bill Oliver - Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure
-- Ernie Steeves - Minister of Finance, and President of the Treasury Board
-- Andrea Anderson-Mason - Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation
-- Dominic Cardy - Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development
-- Mike Holland - Minister of Energy and Resource Development
-- Gregory Thompson, P.C. - Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
-- Mary Wilson - Minister of Economic Development and Small Business, Minister responsible for Opportunities NB