FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following statement was issued today by Premier Brian Gallant on the appointment of the federal cabinet:

Our government looks forward to working with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his ministers, and his government on creating jobs and growing the economy.

I congratulate my friend and MP Dominic LeBlanc for being named leader of the government in the House of Commons, as well as being chair of the important parliamentary affairs committee of cabinet, and as a member of the critical agenda and results committee of cabinet. It is clear through the responsibilities he has been given that Dominic has the confidence and trust of the prime minister. Dominic will clearly be a leading voice on many key files affecting New Brunswick and our country and will be a key ally to our government in our efforts to create jobs and make life better for families.

Members of our government look forward to working with all the members of the federal cabinet. In particular, I congratulate the other Atlantic ministers: Scott Brison, Judy Foote and Lawrence MacAulay.