Higgs sworn in as N.B. premier
FREDERICTON — New Brunswick’s new Tory government has taken power, with a 17-member cabinet that includes four women and the party’s lone francophone MLA as deputy premier.
“Today it has been entrusted upon us for the next chapter in New Brunswick’s story,” Premier Blaine Higgs said after being sworn in as the province’s 34th premier.
The ceremony, in the provincial legislature Friday, came just a week after the Liberal government of Brian Gallant was defeated on a confidence vote.