Minister of Justice
Hugh John Alexander (Ted) Flemming, K.C., was re-elected for a fourth term to the 60th Legislative Assembly during the September 14th, 2020 provincial general election. On September 29th, 2020, he was appointed as the Minister of Justice and Public Safety, and the Attorney General.
Mr. Flemming was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in a by-election held on June 25, 2012. He was appointed Minister of Health on September 26, 2012 and was appointed Attorney General on September 23, 2013. He was re-elected on September 22, 2014 in the provincial general election for the riding of Rothesay. He was re-elected for a third term on September 24, 2018 election and on November 9, 2018, was appointed the Minister of Health.
Mr. Flemming is the fourth generation of the Flemming family to seek a position in the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick.
A Rothesay resident for over three decades, Mr. Flemming is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus, and of the Faculty of Law at UNB Fredericton, where he was a Beaverbrook Law Scholar.
He practiced law for more than two decades, specializing in corporate, commercial, securities and transportation law, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1992. Flemming was the owner of several successful businesses, including Caldwell Transport Limited, Can-Am Charter Service, Maritime Truck and Trailer Inc., Provincial Lumber Limited, and Brunswick Timber Exports Inc.
Mr. Flemming has been very active in his community and in the Greater Saint John area. He has served as a director of Market Square Corporation, the New Brunswick Securities Commission, the Saint John Port Authority and the Business Development Bank of Canada. He has also served on the Town of Rothesay Planning Advisory Committee and as a representative of Atlantic Canada on the Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.
Mr. Flemming and his wife Nancy have three adult children and three grandchildren.