Minister of Finance
President of Treasury Board
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.
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.
In 2011, he travelled to Mumbai, India, to fulfill a personal dream of taking part in building a house with Habitat for Humanity.
Mr. Steeves is a 32-year veteran of radio Broadcasting and a business owner in Moncton.