Order of precedence in New Brunswick

The New Brunswick order of precedence is a nominal and symbolic hierarchy of important positions within the province of New Brunswick. It has no legal standing but is used to dictate ceremonial protocol at events of a provincial nature.

  1. The Queen of Canada (Queen Elizabeth II)
  2. The Lieutenant Governor (Brenda Murphy)
  3. The Premier (Blaine Higgs)
  4. The Chief Justice of New Brunswick
  5. The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
  6. Former Lieutenant Governors
  7. Former Premiers
  8. Former Chief Justices of New Brunswick
  9. Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Ministers Plenipotentiary, and Chargé d'Affaires with precedence to their date of appointment
  10. Members of the Executive Council of New Brunswick with precedence in accordance with the Executive Council Act
  11. Leader of the Opposition
  12. Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench
  13. Members of the Senate
  14. Members of the House of Commons
  15. Judges of the Court of Appeal with precedence according to their date of appointment
  16. Judges of the Court of Queen's Bench with precedence according to their date of appointment
  17. Members of the Legislative Assembly in the following order: Deputy Speaker, Government House Leader, Opposition House Leader, Leaders of Unofficial Opposition Parties, other members with precedence according to their date and order of their swearing in as Members of the Legislature
  18. Elders and Chiefs of New Brunswick Indian Bands
  19. Leaders of religious denominations with precedence according to their date of appointment or election to the present office
  20. Chief Judge of the Provincial Court
  21. Judges of the Provincial Court with precedence according to their date of appointment
  22. Members of the Consular Corps in the following order: Consuls General, Consuls, Vice- Consuls, Honorary Consuls and Consular Agents with precedence among themselves according to their date of appointment
  23. Mayors of the Cities of New Brunswick (with precedence given to the Mayor of the host municipality where appropriate) in the following order: Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Edmundston, Campbellton, Bathurst, Miramichi and Dieppe
  24. Mayors of the Towns of New Brunswick with precedence among themselves according to the alphabetical order of the place-names
  25. Mayors of the Villages of New Brunswick with precedence according to the alphabetical order of the place-names
  26. Councillors of the Cities, Towns, and Villages of New Brunswick in the same order of precedence among themselves according to the alphabetical order of their surnames
  27. Clerk of the Legislative Assembly
  28. Ombudsman
  29. Auditor General
  30. Commissioner of Official Languages for New Brunswick
  31. Clerk of the Executive Council
  32. Deputy Heads of the Civil Service, with precedence according to their date of appointment
  33. Heads of Crown Corporations and Agencies, with precedence according to their date of appointment
  34. Assistant Commissioner of "J" Division, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  35. Commander of Canadian Forces Base Gagetown
  36. Chancellors of New Brunswick Universities in the following order: University of New Brunswick, Mount Allison University, St. Thomas University and Université de Moncton
  37. Presidents of the Universities of New Brunswick in the same order of precedence as the Chancellors

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