Call It A Wrap!

New Brunswick’s next premier is a fiscal hawk and former Irving Oil executive

Progressive Conservative Leader Blaine Higgs was hired by Irving Oil a week after he graduated from the University of New Brunswick. His resume includes 33 years as a senior executive working for one of Canada’s richest families: the Irving clan.

The company is one of New Brunswick’s largest employers, with interests in forestry, pulp and paper, transportation, oil refining and distribution, retail, media outlets and shipbuilding. Canadian Business magazine says the privately owned empire was thought to be worth $7.8 billion, making the Irving family the eighth richest in Canada.

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The following is a list of divisions of J.D. Irving Ltd.

(Source Wikipedia)

Irving Forest Products & Services
Irving Transportation Services
Irving Shipbuilding & Fabrication Services
Irving Retail & Distribution Services
Irving Consumer Products
Industrial Equipment & Construction
  • Irving Wallboard
  • Gulf Operators
  • Irving Equipment (crane rental, heavy lifting, specialized transportation, pile driving and project management services)
  • CFM
Specialty Printing
Personnel Services
  • Protrans Personnel Services Inc.
Security Services
  • Industrial Security Limited
Professional Sports