May 2019

Province over Politics: Hon. Blaine Higgs, New Brunswick Premier, Addresses the EC

11:30am-1:30pm | One King West Hotel - 1 King W. , Toronto

Join the Economic Club on May 23rd for a special keynote address by New Brunswick's Premier Blaine Higgs.

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs is serious about managing his province’s finances responsibly, living within its means and delivering services that demonstrate value for money. Premier Higgs joins us to discuss the many challenges facing Canadians, how his government is tackling them, and his optimism for the future. Join the Economic Club of Canada to hear how Premier Blaine Higgs is leading New Brunswick, despite being in the first minority government in nearly 100 years.

- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

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Province over Politics: Hon. Blaine Higgs, New Brunswick Premier, Addresses the EC

Blaine Higgs

Government of New Brunswick

Blaine Higgs

First elected to the Legislative Assembly on September 27, 2010, Blaine Higgs served as Minister of Finance from 2010 to 2014. He was re-elected in 2014 and again in 2018 representing the riding of Quispamsis.

On October 22, 2016, he was elected leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick.

Mr. Higgs was sworn in as Premier of New Brunswick on November 9, 2018.

Born in Woodstock, he graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. Following university, he joined Irving Oil Ltd., where he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, refining operations, and in the transportation sector. Prior to retirement in May 2010, he was Director of Logistics and Distribution, with overall responsibility for the transportation and bulk storage requirements for the reliable supply of refined products to customers throughout Eastern Canada and New England. He also served on the Board of Directors for Canaport LNG and the New Brunswick Gateway Council.

He has travelled extensively for both business and pleasure. The insight learned through this interaction with different cultures provides him with an appreciation for the challenges that New Brunswick faces in the global economy.

A long-time resident of Quispamsis, he is married to Marcia, and the couple has four daughters: Lindsey, Laura (Reid Gilmore), Sarah (Jeff Wilkinson) and Rachel (Matt Hiltz). They are also blessed with four grandchildren: Nadia, Alexander, Samuel, and Sadie.

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