Mission Statement: To assist the Legislative Assembly in fostering respect for the institution and privileges of parliamentary democracy.

To provide assistance and support to all Members of the Legislative Assembly, their staff and the public.

To provide impartial and confidential service to all Members of the Legislative Assembly.

To record the proceedings and maintain the records of the Legislative Assembly.

To provide public education and information services on behalf of the Legislative Assembly.

The Speaker is the Member elected by the House to serve as its spokesman and to preside over its proceedings. In particular, he or she is responsible for maintaining order and decorum. As Chair of the Legislative Administration Committee, the Speaker oversees the administration of the House.

The Deputy Speaker is the title given to the Member elected at the
beginning of every Legislature who serves as Chairman of the
Committee of the Whole and the Committee of Supply. The Deputy
Speaker replaces the Speaker when the latter is unavoidably absent
and has the same privileges and authority as the Speaker. There
are currently two Deputy Speakers at the Legislative Assembly of
New Brunswick.

The Clerk is the chief procedural advisor to the Speaker and to
the Members and acts as Secretary to the Legislative
Administration Committee. Appointed by resolution of the House,
the Clerk is responsible for a wide range of administrative and
procedural duties relating to the work of the House and its
Committees. The Clerk of the Legislature is the Speaker's chief
administrative deputy and has authority and responsibility similar
to that of a Deputy Minister of a government department.

Serves to ensure the proper functioning of the Legislative
Assembly and its Committees. Provides impartial advice and
information on parliamentary law, practice and procedure to the
Members of the Legislative Assembly, the Speaker, other Presiding
Officers, Committee Chairpersons, caucus staff, government
departments, and the public. Provides administrative support
services for the Legislative Assembly and its Committees and
oversees the production and maintenance of accurate sessional
records.

Provides financial and human resource management services to the Members and employees of the Legislative Assembly. Services include payroll and benefits, payment of MLA and committee expenses and allowances, purchasing of goods and services and budget coordination.

Provides security services to the Legislative Assembly. Provides page and messenger services to the Assembly when the House is in session. Provides visitor information services to the public.

The Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner administers the Members' Conflict of Interest Act as it applies to Members and former Members of the Legislative Assembly and it administers the Public Interest Disclosure Act which provides a procedure for the disclosure and investigation of wrongdoings in or relating to the public service of the provincial government.

Assists with the administration and operation of the Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner.

Under section 4 of the Official Languages Act of New Brunswick, "Records and reports of any proceeding of the Legislative Assembly or committee thereof are to be printed in the official languages". This requirement is enshrined in subsection 18(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982: "The statutes, records and journals of the legislature of New Brunswick shall be printed and published in English and French and both language versions are equally authoritative."

Under section 4 of the Official Languages Act of New Brunswick, "Records and reports of any proceeding of the Legislative Assembly or committee thereof are to be printed in the official languages." This requirement is enshrined in subsection 18(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982: "The statutes, records and journals of the legislature of New Brunswick shall be printed and published in English and French and both language versions are equally authoritative."

Translates House proceedings (Hansard) and the Journal for Members of the Legislative Assembly and for publication; translates speeches and statements for Members of the Legislative Assembly, reports for legislative committees, and procedural and administrative material for the Office of the Legislative Assembly.

Maintain Hansard production workflow. Update the Directory of New Brunswick and National Organizations. Play a leadership role with respect to standards and quality control of the Hansard product.

"The Legislative Library shall operate primarily for the use of the members of the Legislative Assembly and members of the departments that they may better serve the people of New Brunswick"(Legislative Library Act, L3.1). To support this mandate the library provides impartial access to various information sources and ensures current and future access to New Brunswick's published heritage.

Provides professional and confidential research service for the Members of the Legislative Assembly, their staff, and the New Brunswick civil service. Students and the general public are also welcome to use the service as time permits.

The Legislative Library is a full depository for New Brunswick government publications and for Federal government publications in both official languages. As well, government publications from other Canadian provinces are selectively gathered. The Government Publications Section is in a separate building [766 King Street] wherein these documents are housed and administered.


Responsible for the cataloguing and preservation of the library's collections.

Following a provincial election, the political party with the largest number of elected representatives forms the government. The leader of the party with the majority of seats, the Premier, is also an MLA. The Premier appoints a Cabinet from among the Members of his or her party elected to the Legislature. Cabinet Ministers are, in our system, collectively responsible to the Legislative Assembly, and thus to the people at large, for implementing legislation (laws) passed by the Legislature and for conducting government affairs.

The Government House Leader is the Government Member responsible for managing the Government's business in the House, including the negotiation of scheduling with the House Leaders of the opposition parties.

Each recognized party has as one of its supporters a Member known as the Whip. The duties of the Whip are to keep the Members supplied with information concerning the business of the House and to ensure attendance in the House and in committees.

The Chair of Caucus is the person who presides over the Members of the Legislative Assembly belonging to a particular party.

Each party has as one of its supporters a Member known as the Whip. The duties of the Whip are to keep the Members supplied with information concerning the business of the House and to ensure attendance in the House.

The Chair of Caucus is the person who presides over the Members of the Legislative Assembly belonging to a particular party.