Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Look at N.B. Liberal Leader Brian Gallant

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Look at N.B. Liberal Leader Brian Gallant

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A look at N.B. Liberal Leader Brian Gallant

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FREDERICTON - A sketch of Premier Brian Gallant, leader of the Liberal Party of New Brunswick:

Age: 36, making him Canada's youngest premier.

Hometown: Shediac Bridge, N.B.

Job before politics: Gallant says he started two small companies to finance his post-secondary education, including a law degree from McGill University; he practised corporate and commercial law before becoming a partner at the Veritas Law firm in Dieppe, N.B.

Leadership history: Gallant won his party's leadership race in 2012 without a seat, and was elected to the provincial legislature in 2013 as Liberal Opposition leader.

Key issue: Gallant's government has made marijuana part of the province's economic strategy, and plans to "build a 'best-in-class' hub of infrastructure and research clusters to attract new investment'' in cannabis. …

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