Government of New Brunswick

Executive Council Office

Legislative Branch

(supplied by Clerk's Office Legislative Assembly)

The main function of the legislative branch is to enact laws and to exercise control over government action.

The 55 members of the Legislative Assembly of New Brusnwick are elected to represent the 55 constituencies of the province and they form the working arm of the legislative branch.

Members must fulfill many roles:

  • They represent their constituents;
  • They serve as ombudsmen and law-makers;
  • They act as watchdogs on the government and the bureaucracy.

The Legislative Assembly is responsible for approving all provincial statutes, expenditures and taxation measures.

Within the Legislative Branch there are independent statutory officers who report directly to the Legislative Assembly for the manner in which they carry out their statutory duties. These officers include: