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Blaine Higgs

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34th Premier of New Brunswick
Assumed office
November 9, 2018
Monarch Elizabeth II
Lieutenant Governor Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau
Preceded by Brian Gallant
Leader of the Opposition
In office
October 22, 2016 – November 9, 2018
Preceded by Bruce Fitch
Succeeded by Brian Gallant
Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick
Assumed office
October 22, 2016
Preceded by Bruce Fitch (Interim)
Minister of Finance
In office
October 12, 2010 – October 7, 2014
Premier David Alward
Preceded by Greg Byrne
Succeeded by Roger Melanson
Member of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly
for Quispamsis
Assumed office
September 27, 2010
Preceded by Mary Schryer
Personal details
Born March 1, 1954 (1954-03-01) (age 67)
Woodstock, New Brunswick
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Marcia Higgs

Blaine Higgs (born March 1, 1954) is a Canadian politician. He is the 34th and current Premier of New Brunswick since 2018 and leader of the New Brunswick Progressive Conservative Party since 2016.

Higgs was first elected to the legislature in the 2010 provincial election and was Minister of Finance from 2010 to 2014 in the government of David Alward.

Life and career

Blaine Higgs was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick. He completed graduation from the University of New Brunswick as an engineer. He worked for 33 years for a company named Irving Oil where he rose to the rank of a senior executive. His works include overseeing oil transportation across eastern Canada and New England. He retired from Irving Oil in 2010.

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