Eastern Edge Gallery
72 Harbour Dr.
St. John's, NL A1C 1B1


December 12 2016

Dear Eastern Edge Members

Eastern Edge Gallery met with Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development Christopher Mitchelmore today in advance of Bill 56’s third reading in the House of Assembly this afternoon.

While we appreciated the opportunity and time to bring our concerns directly to the Minister, we feel the meeting itself was unproductive. During this meeting, we brought forward concerns regarding the potential restructuring of the Provincial Art Gallery, its impact for artists in our community, the haste in which this Bill has been pushed through, and the lack of public and expert consultation. We feel that the Minister’s response was inadequate for it lacked clarity and no evidence was cited to support these changes.

We urge our members to continue writing to their respective MHA’s and if possible to attend the House of Assembly right now to bare witness to the proceedings re Bill 56.
We will endeavor to keep you all as updated as we can as events unfold.


Sincerely Eastern Edge Gallery

Philippa Jones (Interim Director)
Alex Noel (Chair)

Member District Party
Dwight Ball Humber - Gros Morne Liberal
Cathy Bennett Windsor Lake Liberal
Derek Bennett Lewisporte - Twillingate Liberal
Derrick Bragg Fogo Island - Cape Freels Liberal
David Brazil Conception Bay East - Bell Island Progressive Conservative
Mark Browne Placentia West - Bellevue Liberal
Gerry Byrne Corner Brook Liberal
Siobhan Coady St. John's West Liberal
Steve Crocker Carbonear - Trinity - Bay de Verde Liberal
Bernard Davis Virginia Waters - Pleasantville Liberal
Paul Davis Topsail - Paradise Progressive Conservative
Jerry Dean Exploits Liberal
Lisa Dempster Cartwright - L'Anse au Clair Liberal
Randy Edmunds Torngat Mountains Liberal
John Finn Stephenville - Port au Port Liberal
Sherry Gambin-Walsh Placentia - St. Mary's Liberal
John Haggie Gander Liberal
Carol Anne Haley Burin - Grand Bank Liberal
Allan Hawkins Grand Falls - Windsor - Buchans Liberal
Colin Holloway Terra Nova Liberal
Keith Hutchings Ferryland Progressive Conservative
Eddie Joyce Humber - Bay of Islands Liberal
Steve Kent Mount Pearl North Progressive Conservative
Neil King Bonavista Liberal
Dale Kirby Mount Scio Liberal
Paul Lane Mount Pearl - Southlands Independent/Non-Affiliated
Graham Letto Labrador West Liberal
Lorraine Michael St. John's East - Quidi Vidi New Democrat
Christopher Mitchelmore St. Barbe - L'Anse aux Meadows Liberal
Tom Osborne Waterford Valley Liberal
Betty Parsley Harbour Main Liberal
Andrew Parsons Burgeo - La Poile Liberal
Kevin Parsons Cape St. Francis Progressive Conservative
Pam Parsons Harbour Grace - Port de Grave Liberal
Barry Petten Conception Bay South Progressive Conservative
Tracey Perry Fortune Bay - Cape La Hune Progressive Conservative
Scott Reid St. George's - Humber Liberal
Gerry Rogers St. John's Centre New Democrat
Perry Trimper Lake Melville Liberal
Brian Warr Baie Verte - Green Bay Liberal,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Eastern Edge Gallery · 72 Harbour Drive, St. John's, NL, Canada · PO Box 2641 Stn. C · St John's, NL A1C 6K1 · Canada

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