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Membership announced for cabinet committees

by pnationtalk on June 8, 2016133 Views

June 8, 2016

GRANDE-DIGUE (GNB) – Members of cabinet committees were announced by Premier Brian Gallant today during a cabinet retreat.

As previously announced, the committees will include all government MLAs, whether or not they are ministers. MLAs on cabinet committees will receive no extra compensation, and through the newly announced teleconferencing initiative, the move carries no added cost to the provincial government. MLAs who are not ministers will be sworn in as separate members of cabinet committees.

“MLAs are elected to represent their communities,” said Gallant. “Through these changes, the communities of all government MLAs will have a voice within the decision-making process.”

Gallant will chair the Priorities Board, which will be vice-chaired by Finance Minister Cathy Rogers.

Treasury Board President Roger Melanson will chair the Treasury Board and the Jobs Board, which will be vice-chaired by Rogers and Economic Development Minister Francine Landry respectively.

Health Minister Victor Boudreau will chair the Policy Board, which will be vice-chaired by Carleton-Victoria MLA Andrew Harvey.

Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris will chair the Legislative Instruments and Regulations Board, which will be vice-chaired by Restigouche West MLA Gilles LePage.

“This robust cabinet committee structure will break down silos between departments, allowing ministers and other government MLAs to better collaborate on policy,” said Gallant. “It means that the people New Brunswickers elected to govern their province will have greater control and accountability over delivering on our commitments.”

The cabinet committee mandates and memberships are as follows:

Priorities Board

Considers, discusses and makes recommendations on major strategic questions and sets the weekly cabinet agenda.

Members:

  • Brian Gallant, chair;
  • Cathy Rogers, vice-chair;
  • Donald Arseneault;
  • Victor Boudreau;
  • Rick Doucet;
  • Lisa Harris;
  • Roger Melanson; and
  • Serge Rousselle.

Jobs Board

Reviews economic policy and makes recommendations to cabinet. Reviews economic performance and holds departments accountable for meeting targets relating to the economy.

Members:

  • Roger Melanson, chair;
  • Francine Landry, vice-chair;
  • John Ames;
  • Donald Arseneault;
  • Chuck Chiasson;
  • Rick Doucet;
  • Bill Fraser;
  • Daniel Guitard;
  • Denis Landry; and
  • Serge Rousselle.

Legislative Instruments and Regulations Board

Considers, discusses and makes recommendations on all appointments requiring cabinet approval, routine and housekeeping legislative and regulatory matters, as well as all routine matters requiring orders-in-council.

Members:

  • Lisa Harris, chair;
  • Gilles LePage, vice-chair;
  • Hédard Albert;
  • Benoit Bourque;
  • Ed Doherty;
  • Francine Landry;
  • Bertrand LeBlanc;
  • Wilfred Roussel; and
  • Serge Rousselle.

Policy Board

Considers, discusses and makes recommendations on major legislative and regulatory changes and other policy decisions that are social in nature.

Members:

  • Victor Boudreau, chair;
  • Andrew Harvey, vice-chair;
  • John Ames;
  • Lisa Harris;
  • Stephen Horsman;
  • Brian Kenny;
  • Denis Landry;
  • Cathy Rogers; and
  • Serge Rousselle.

Treasury Board

Considers, discusses and makes recommendations on all proposals with financial, human or information resource implications‎.

Members:

  • Roger Melanson, chair;
  • Cathy Rogers, vice-chair;
  • Victor Boudreau;
  • Ed Doherty;
  • Bill Fraser;
  • Stephen Horsman;
  • Brian Kenny;
  • Bernard LeBlanc;
  • Monique LeBlanc; and
  • Serge Rousselle.

Media Contact(s)

Julie Robichaud, press secretary,
Office of the Premier,
506-453-2144.

NT3

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