Higgs sworn in as N.B. premier

The Daily Courier - - CANADA -

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.

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