Minister of Finance and Treasury Board
MLA, Moncton Northwest
Ernie Steeves was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick on February 12th, 1961. His family moved to the Moncton area in 1965 where he has lived most of his life and is now raising his son Aidan.
Mr. Steeves was first elected in September 2014 as the Progressive Conservative MLA representing Moncton Northwest. He served as critic for Social Development, Seniors and Long Term Care. He was also a Member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Standing Committee on Estimates and Fiscal Policy and the Standing Committee on Social Policy.
Since 2018 Ernie is the Minister of Finance and Treasury Board. Minister responsible for NB Liquor, Cannabis NB, Atlantic Lottery, Finance and Consumer Services NB, and the Minister Responsible for Govt of NB Human Resources.
Minister Steeves was a 32 year veteran of radio broadcasting and business owner in Moncton
Mr. Steeves is very community minded and has served in a variety of roles, including honorary chair for the Ride for Dad for prostate cancer. He has volunteered at the Karing Kitchen, Moncton Headstart, the Friends of the Moncton Hospital, and, as a cancer survivor, the Canadian Cancer Society. He sat on the Board of Directors for the Greater Moncton Football Association and the Board of Directors for Football New Brunswick.