11 Liberal cabinet ministers ousted
Last Updated: Monday, September 27, 2010 | 11:59 PM ET
Liberal Leader Shawn Graham may be returning to the legislature, but more than half of his cabinet colleagues won't be coming back with him.
Eleven ministers went down to defeat, including Natural Resources Minister Wally Stiles and Energy Minister Jack Keir.
Keir was the face of the unpopular deal to sell NB Power to Hydro-Québec. Keir was defeated in the riding of Fundy-River Valley, which has traditionally been a Tory riding.
Stiles defected from the Tories to the Liberals in 2007 with his wife, Joan MacAlpine-Stiles, who did not run again in Moncton West.
Mary Schryer, the province's health minister, was toppled in her riding of Quispamsis by Tory Blaine Higgs.
Ed Doherty, the supply and services minister, lost a tight battle in Saint John Harbour, with PC Carl Killen emerging with a nine-vote victory on Monday night.
Fredericton also saw all three of its cabinet ministers go down to defeat.
Greg Byrne, the finance minister, Kelly Lamrock, the social development minister, and Rick Miles, the environment minister, were all ousted by Tories.
Nine Liberal cabinet members were re-elected.
|Kelly Lamrock||Attorney General||Defeated|
|Bernard LeBlanc||Justice and Consumer Affairs||Re-elected|
|John Foran||Public Safety||Defeated|
|Edward Doherty||Supply and Services||Defeated|
|Wally Stiles||Natural Resources||Defeated|
|Hédard Albert||Wellness, Culture and Sport||Re-elected|
|Rick Brewer||Human Resources||Defeated|
|Donald Arsenault||Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour||Re-elected|
|Chris Collins||Local Government||Re-elected|
|Victor Boudreau||Business New Brunswick||Re-elected|
|Brian Kenny||Tourism and Parks||Re-elected|
|Cheryl Lavoie||Minister of State for Seniors||Defeated|