New Brunswick Liberals to reduce cabinet size

Publié: 6 octobre 2014 dans 1 - Revue de presse - Journaux télévisés - Videos, Canada, Informations générales, Nouveau-Brunswick
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FREDERICTON – New Brunswick’s premier-designate says he will have five fewer cabinet ministers than his predecessor, a move he says is intended to show that his government recognizes the need to cut costs.

Brian Gallant said his cabinet will have 13 members including himself when they are sworn in on Tuesday.

« We’re going to be asking New Brunswickers over the next few years to make some difficult decisions with us, » Gallant said Monday.

« We think we have to be leading by example and that starts at the very top, even with how many cabinet ministers will be in the government. »

Gallant couldn’t say how much money would be saved.

There were 18 people who were at the cabinet table including David Alward in the departing Progressive Conservative government. Gallant said his will be the smallest cabinet since that under former premier Louis Robichaud in 1965.

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