Susan Holt Wins N.B. Liberal Leadership

The New Brunswick Liberal Party found its new leader over the weekend at a leadership convention held in Fredericton, N.B., at the Fredericton Convention Centre.

Susan Holt was chosen for the party role after earning 51.6 per cent of the vote. The two runner-ups were T.J. Harvey, coming in second place, and Robert Gauvin, coming in third place.

Holt, who worked as an adviser under Premier Brian Gallant, is also the first woman to hold the leadership role within the New Brunswick Liberal Party.

“The people of New Brunswick have told us they are tired of politics as usual, they are tired of the conflict and the fighting, they are tired of partisanship,” said Holt during her victory speech.

“They want to see something different.”

Holt said she is committed to increased transparency, an improved relationship with New Brunswick’s Indigenous population and less confrontation in the legislature.

She is expected to lead the party into New Brunswick’s next provincial election against the governing Progressive Conservatives led by Premier Blaine Higgs.

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