Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
MLA, Kings Centre
Bill Oliver was first elected to the 58th Legislative Assembly of the Province of New Brunswick on September 22, 2014, for the riding of Kings Centre which stretches from Norton to Welsford. He was re-elected for a second term on September 24, 2018, and on November 9, 2018 was appointed as Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. He was re-elected for a third term to the 60th Legislative Assembly on September 14th, 2020. On October 7th, 2020 he was acclaimed as the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
In his first term, Mr. Oliver served as Deputy Whip for the Official Opposition, the Opposition Critic for Worksafe NB and a member of the Legislative Administrative Committee. His political career also includes serving as an Executive Assistant to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Bev Harrison, the Minister of Supply and Services, and to then Minister of Finance, Blaine Higgs.
Prior to his time as a Member of the Legislative Assembly, he spent many years working in southern New Brunswick and the rest of the province in the insurance industry.
Mr. Oliver spent many years curling on the provincial stage. He represented New Brunswick on the national stage 5 times, including two trips to the Briar.
Mr. Oliver lives in Kiersteadville, on the Belleisle Bay, with his wife, Chris, and son, Danny. He is active in his church and other local volunteer groups.