Born and raised in Corner Brook, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings is proud to call Newfoundland and Labrador home.
With over 30 years of experience as a small business owner in the Atlantic Canadian tourism industry, Minister Hutchings’ community ties have made her a strong advocate for rural families and workers.
In addition to serving as the Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, Minister Hutchings was Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Tourism, a role in which she engaged with tourism operators and advocates. She also served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, and helped create a national action plan to end gender-based violence. Minister Hutchings was previously a member of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians.
From 2021 to 2023, Minister Hutchings served as Minister of Rural Economic Development. In this role, she was focused on accelerating high-speed Internet access for all Canadians as well as improving rural housing, transit, and work opportunities.
When at home in beautiful Corner Brook, Minister Hutchings can be found gardening, golfing, fishing or painting in her spare time, often in the company of her dogs, Jigger, Dory, and Marta.