Choosing an Executive Council

We are turning back the clock to the first decade in New Brunswick history (1784-1794). You are now the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick. Choose the people or groups you would select for your Executive Council, as the Cabinet was then called. How would your choices differ from those of Governor Carleton? Why would this be the case?

Province of New Brunswick
1784 - 2006
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© 2006, Heritage Branch, Province of New Brunswick. All Rights Reserved.


In the twenty-first century, the way in which Canadians choose representatives to govern them differs greatly from the first New Brunswick government formed following the arrival of the Loyalists and the establishment of New Brunswick as a separate province.  We now have a Premier as political leader who chooses a Cabinet to supervise the operation of the province.  On what basis does the Premier choose Cabinet members?  If you were Premier, how would you go about choosing your Cabinet today?

We are turning back the clock to the first decade in New Brunswick history (1784-1794).  You are now the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick.  Choose the people or groups you would select for your Executive Council, as the Cabinet was then called.  How would your choices differ from those of Governor Carleton?  Why would this be the case?

In the twenty-first century, the way in which Canadians choose representatives to govern them differs greatly from the first New Brunswick government formed following the arrival of the Loyalists and the establishment of New Brunswick as a separate province.  We now have a Premier as political leader who chooses a Cabinet to supervise the operation of the province.  On what basis does the Premier choose Cabinet members?  If you were Premier, how would you go about choosing your Cabinet today?

We are turning back the clock to the first decade in New Brunswick history (1784-1794).  You are now the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick.  Choose the people or groups you would select for your Executive Council, as the Cabinet was then called.  How would your choices differ from those of Governor Carleton?  Why would this be the case?


© 2006, Heritage Branch Province of New Brunswick. All Rights Reserved.

Learning Objectives

Learners will evaluate and analyse the social structure and government that existed in Loyalist New Brunswick.  They will then use contemporary ideas to choose an appropriate provincial Cabinet and justify their selection.

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