POLITICS

New Brunswick premier-designate announces jobs board to set job creation targets

09/30/2014 01:18 EDT | Updated 11/30/2014 05:59 EST
FREDERICTON - New Brunswick's premier-designate says he is setting up a jobs board that will include cabinet and deputy ministers that will set targets for job creation.

Brian Gallant says he will chair the board, which will consist of cabinet and deputy ministers from economic departments as well as the CEOs of related agencies and Crown corporations.

Gallant also says he is meeting with civil servants this week to determine what departments could be combined to reduce the size of cabinet.

Under David Alward's Progressive Conservatives, there were 18 cabinet ministers.

The new government and cabinet will be sworn in next Tuesday.