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Government of New Brunswick

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Government of New Brunswick
Gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick (French)
Legislative branch
LegislatureLegislative Assembly
Meeting placeLegislative Building
Executive branch
Main bodyExecutive Council
Head of GovernmentPremier
Viceregal RepresentativeLieutenant Governor
Judicial branch
CourtCourt of Queen's Bench

The Government of New Brunswick (French: Gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick) refers to the provincial government of the province of New Brunswick. Its powers and structure are set out in the Constitution Act, 1867.

In modern Canadian use, the term "government" referred broadly to the cabinet of the day (formally the Executive Council of New Brunswick), the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick and the non-political staff within each provincial department or agency – that is, the civil service.[citation needed]

The Province of New Brunswick is now governed by a unicameral legislature, the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, which operates in the Westminster system of government minus the bicamerality. The political party that wins the largest number of seats in the legislature normally forms the government, and the party's leader becomes premier of the province, i.e., the head of the government.

Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick

The functions of the Sovereign, Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, are known in New Brunswick as the Queen in Right of New Brunswick, and exercised by the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. The Lieutenant Governor is appointed by the Governor General of Canada on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Canada, in consultation with the Premier of New Brunswick.




  • Efficiency New Brunswick
  • New Brunswick Arts Board
  • New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization
  • New Brunswick Insurance Board
  • Premier's Council on the Status of Disabled Persons


See also

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