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Premier of New Brunswick

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Premier of New Brunswick
Premier ministre du Nouveau-Brunswick
Blaine Higgs
since November 9, 2018
Office of the Premier
StatusHead of Government
Member of
Reports to
AppointerLieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
with the confidence of the New Brunswick Legislature
Term lengthAt His Majesty's pleasure
contingent on the premier's ability to command confidence in the legislative assembly
FormationAugust 16, 1867[1]
First holderAndrew Rainsford Wetmore
DeputyDeputy premier of New Brunswick
WebsitePremier Official Site

The premier of New Brunswick (French: premier ministre du Nouveau-Brunswick (masculine) or première ministre du Nouveau-Brunswick (feminine)) is the first minister and head of government for the Canadian province of New Brunswick.

The premier of a Canadian province is much like the prime minister of Canada. They are normally the leader of the party or coalition with the most seats in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick. The premier is styled Honourable but is not a member of the privy council so this title is only for the duration of their term of office. Prior the establishment of the office, the Government leaders prior to responsible government was the chief political position in New Brunswick.

The premier is chosen by the lieutenant governor of New Brunswick.

The province of New Brunswick, since being established in 1785, has had a variety of leaders. Since the 1840s responsible government has been in place and the position of premier has been formalized.

The current premier of New Brunswick is Blaine Higgs, who was sworn on November 9, 2018.


  1. ^ "New Brunswick". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved March 9, 2014.
  2. ^ Perry, Brad. "N.B. Premier, Cabinet Ministers To See Pay Bump". Country 94. Retrieved 2 September 2023.

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