- Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
Assemblée législative du Nouveau-Brunswick(French)
Type Type Unicameral Houses Legislative Assembly Leadership Speaker Dale Graham, Progressive Conservative Party
Members 55 Meeting place Legislative Building, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada Website www.gnb.ca/legis/
The Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick is located in Fredericton. It was established de jure when the colony was created in 1784, but only came in to session in 1786 following the first elections in late 1785. Until 1891, it was the lower house in a bicameral legislature when its upper house counterpart, the Legislative Council of New Brunswick, was abolished. Its members are called "Members of the Legislative Assembly" commonly referred to as "MLAs".
The New Brunswick Legislative Building is the current building that houses the Assembly. It opened in 1882, having been constructed by J.C. Dumaresq, following the destruction of the original building, known as Province Hall, by fire in 1880. It is a Victorian building with a 41 metre wide dome.
The legislative chamber is designed to have four rows on the government side and three rows on the opposition side. This is because elections have traditionally yielded a strong government majority; in fact on occasion, such as currently, even with many of the seats on one side of the House, the government has spilled over to the opposition side. Quite often the House is oriented to have only two rows on the opposition benches, in the event of a large opposition adding a third row makes the opposition benches rather crowded.
The current membership of the 57th New Brunswick Legislative Assembly was elected on September 27, 2010 in the 2010 New Brunswick general election.
Name Party Riding Wayne Steeves Progressive Conservative Albert Brian Kenny Liberal Bathurst Greg Davis Progressive Conservative Campbellton-Restigouche Centre Hédard Albert Liberal Caraquet Dale Graham Progressive Conservative Carleton Denis Landry Liberal Centre-Péninsule-Saint-Sauveur Curtis Malloch Progressive Conservative Charlotte-Campobello Rick Doucet Liberal Charlotte-The Isles Donald Arseneault Liberal Dalhousie-Restigouche East Roger Melanson Liberal Dieppe Centre-Lewisville Madeleine Dubé Progressive Conservative Edmundston-Saint-Basile Pam Lynch Progressive Conservative Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak Craig Leonard Progressive Conservative Fredericton-Lincoln Troy Lifford Progressive Conservative Fredericton-Nashwaaksis Brian Macdonald Progressive Conservative Fredericton-Silverwood Jim Parrott Progressive Conservative Fundy-River Valley Danny Soucy Progressive Conservative Grand Falls-Drummond-Saint-André Ross Wetmore Progressive Conservative Grand Lake-Gagetown Bev Harrison Progressive Conservative Hampton-Kings Shawn Graham Liberal Kent Claude Williams Progressive Conservative Kent South Bruce Northrup Progressive Conservative Kings East Paul Robichaud Progressive Conservative Lamèque-Shippagan-Miscou Yvon Bonenfant Progressive Conservative Madawaska-les-Lacs Bernard LeBlanc Liberal Memramcook-Lakeville-Dieppe Bill Fraser Liberal Miramichi-Bay du Vin Serge Robichaud Progressive Conservative Miramichi Bay-Neguac Robert Trevors Progressive Conservative Miramichi Centre John Betts Progressive Conservative Moncton Crescent Chris Collins Liberal Moncton East Marie-Claude Blais Progressive Conservative Moncton North Susan Stultz Progressive Conservative Moncton West Ryan Riordon Progressive Conservative Nepisiguit Jack Carr Progressive Conservative New Maryland-Sunbury West Roland Haché Liberal Nigadoo-Chaleur Jody Carr Progressive Conservative Oromocto Sherry Wilson Progressive Conservative Petitcodiac Blaine Higgs Progressive Conservative Quispamsis Martine Coulombe Progressive Conservative Restigouche-La-Vallée Bruce Fitch Progressive Conservative Riverview Bertrand LeBlanc Liberal Rogersville-Kouchibouguac Margaret-Ann Blaney Progressive Conservative Rothesay Glen Tait Progressive Conservative Saint John East Glen Savoie Progressive Conservative Saint John-Fundy Carl Killen Progressive Conservative Saint John Harbour Dorothy Shephard Progressive Conservative Saint John Lancaster Trevor Holder Progressive Conservative Saint John Portland Victor Boudreau Liberal Shediac-Cap-Pelé Jake Stewart Progressive Conservative Southwest Miramichi Mike Olscamp Progressive Conservative Tantramar Claude Landry Progressive Conservative Tracadie-Sheila Wes McLean Progressive Conservative Victoria-Tobique David Alward Progressive Conservative Woodstock Carl Urquhart Progressive Conservative York Kirk MacDonald Progressive Conservative York North
Party standings and seating plan
Bertrand LeBlanc Melanson D. Landry Doucet Albert Kenny Collins Bernard LeBlanc Jack Carr Greg Davis S. Graham Arseneault Boudreau Fraser Haché Betts C. Landry Urquhart D. Graham Fitch Higgs Alward P. Robichaud Dubé Jody Carr Holder Blaney Steeves Harrison Williams Blais Leonard Coulombe Stultz Northrup Olscamp Trevors K. MacDonald Shephard Wilson Wetmore McLean Killen Soucy Lifford Riordon Lynch Malloch Parrott B. MacDonald Tait S. Robichaud Savoie Bonenfont Stewart **** * **** **** * **** **** * **** **** * **** **** * **** ****
- Dark blue represents members of cabinet, while light blue are backbench government members.
- Large text represents party leaders.
The current party standings in the legislature are as follows:
Affiliation Members Progressive Conservative 42 Liberal 13 Independent 0 Vacant 0 Total 55 Government Majority 15
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