Government of New Brunswick

Premier of New Brunswick New Brunswick Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
Government of New Brunswick
Gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick (French)
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Formation1867
CountryCanada
Websitegnb.ca
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.

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, either by itself or in combination with another party supporting them, wins the largest number of seats in the legislature normally forms the government with the party's leader becoming 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.

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