Gudie Hutchings

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Gudie Hutchings
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Hutchings in 2016
Minister of Rural Economic Development
Assumed office
October 26, 2021
Preceded byMaryam Monsef
Member of Parliament
for Long Range Mountains
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byRiding established
MinisterBardish Chagger
Personal details
Born
Gudrid Ida Hutchings[1]

(1959-09-01) September 1, 1959 (age 63)
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
Political partyLiberal
SpouseJoseph Hutchings (divorced)[2]
ResidenceCorner Brook
ProfessionBusinesswoman

Gudrid Ida "Gudie" Hutchings[3] PC MP (born September 1, 1959) is a Canadian politician who has served as Minister of Rural Economic Development since October 26, 2021. A member of the Liberal Party, Hutchings has represented Long Range Mountains in the House of Commons since the 2015 election.

Background[edit]

Hutchings was born on September 1, 1959, in Corner Brook to Arthur Lundrigan and Ida Lundrigan (née Johnson) and grew up in the Humber Valley.[4][5] She attended Acadia University.[3]

Prior to her election, Hutchings was a local businessperson with a nearly three-decade career, primarily in the tourism and outfitting industries.[6] She owned fly fishing lodges in Labrador, spent more than ten years on the board of the Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitters Association – rising to the position of president, and served on the inaugural national board of the Canadian Federation of Outfitting Associations.[5] She is also a former president of the Corner Brook Chamber of Commerce.[7] At the time of her election, Hutchings was also the chair of the Battle Harbour Historic Trust.[5] She volunteered for over 15 years with Girl Guides of Canada as a Brownie, Guide, Pathfinder, and Ranger Leader; further, Hutchings was a girl member during her childhood, calling it a "huge part of her growing up".[8]

Political career[edit]

Gerry Byrne, who held the riding of Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte for the Liberal Party since 1996, decided not to run in the 2015 federal election in June 2014; instead, he opted to run in the 2015 provincial election.[6][9] Hutchings, endorsed by Byrne,[9] decided to run for the nomination in November 2014.[5] She secured the nomination in March 2015 to run as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Long Range Mountains.[10]

Hutchings was elected in the federal election,[9] and on December 2, 2015, she was named the parliamentary secretary to the minister of small business and tourism.[11] On November 6, 2017, Hutchings was appointed to the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians.[12]

Hutchings was re-elected in the 2019 federal election, and on December 12, 2019, was appointed as the parliamentary secretary to the minister for women and gender equality and rural economic development, Maryam Monsef.[13]

Following the 2021 federal election, Hutchings was re-elected;[14] however, Monsef lost her seat.[15] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau assigned Hutchings the Rural Economic Development portfolio.[16]

Electoral record[edit]

2021 Canadian federal election: Long Range Mountains
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Gudie Hutchings 16,178 44.39 -2.97 $92,705.20
Conservative Carol Anstey 14,344 39.36 +11.06 $56,261.52
New Democratic Kaila Mintz 4,347 11.93 -7.87 $6,169.08
People's Darrell Shelley 1,578 4.30 none listed
Total valid votes/expense limit 36,447 98.75 +0.23 $125,696.31
Total rejected ballots 461 1.25 +0.04
Turnout 36,908 53.33 -2.87
Registered voters 69,207
Liberal hold Swing -7.02
Source: Elections Canada[17][18]
2019 Canadian federal election: Long Range Mountains
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Gudie Hutchings 18,199 47.36 -26.49 $67,837.53
Conservative Josh Eisses 10,873 28.30 +16.14 none listed
New Democratic Holly Pike 7,609 19.80 +8.47 $43.82
Green Lucas Knill 1,334 3.47 +0.81 $533.12
Veterans Coalition Robert Miles 411 1.06 none listed
Total valid votes/expense limit 38,426 98.52 -1.22 122,089.44
Total rejected ballots 576 1.48 +1.22
Turnout 39,002 56.21 -2.82
Eligible voters 69,385
Liberal hold Swing -26.49
Source: Elections Canada[19][20][21]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Gudie Hutchings 30,889 73.85 +18.70 $37,729.67
Conservative Wayne Ruth 5,085 12.16 –13.09 $21,208.61
New Democratic Devon Babstock 4,739 11.33 –6.51 $8,554.67
Green Terry Cormier 1,111 2.66 +1.62 $2,064.79
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,824 100.00   $242,285.48
Total rejected ballots 108 0.26
Turnout 41,932 59.03
Eligible voters 71,037
Liberal hold Swing +15.90
Source: Elections Canada[22][23]
2011 federal election redistributed results[24]
Party Vote %
  Liberal 19,770 55.16
  Conservative 9,051 25.25
  New Democratic 6,394 17.84
  Green 370 1.03
  Independent 258 0.72

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Canadian Ministry (by order of precedence
  2. ^ "Liberal MP's claim she was shot at during Indigenous protest questioned | Ricochet".
  3. ^ a b Hurly, Cory (October 18, 2015). "Long Range Mountains candidates". thewesternstar.com. The Western Star. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  4. ^ "HUTCHINGS, Gudie". Library of Parliament. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d "Gudrid Hutchings seeking Liberal nomination for Long Range Mountains". www.thewesternstar.com. The Western Star. November 7, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Long Range Mountains: The race guaranteed to produce a new MP". CBC News. October 14, 2015. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  7. ^ "Yvonne Jones, Gudie Hutchings named parliamentary secretaries". CBC News. December 2, 2015. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-12-01. Retrieved 2018-11-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ a b c "New face, same party: Liberal Gudie Hutchings clinches Long Range Mountains". CBC News. October 19, 2016. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  10. ^ Crocker, Diane (March 17, 2015). "Hutchings building her team for federal election". www.thewesternstar.com. The Western Star. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  11. ^ Fitz-Morris, James (December 2, 2015). "Bill Blair, Adam Vaughan among new parliamentary secretaries". CBC News. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  12. ^ "Prime Minister announces new National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians". Prime Minister's Office. November 6, 2017. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  13. ^ "Roles - Gudie Hutchings - Current and Past - Members of Parliament - House of Commons of Canada". www.ourcommons.ca. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  14. ^ "Canada election results: Long Range Mountains - National | Globalnews.ca". Global News. Retrieved 2021-12-26.
  15. ^ Zimonjic, Peter (September 20, 2021). "Liberals lose cabinet ministers Bernadette Jordan, Maryam Monsef as bid for majority fails". CBC News.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ Walsh, Marieke; Curry, Bill (2021-10-26). "Trudeau cabinet shuffle: Anita Anand moves to Defence, Steven Guilbeault to Environment, Mélanie Joly to Foreign Affairs". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2021-12-26.
  17. ^ "Confirmed candidates — Long Range Mountains". Elections Canada. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  18. ^ "Candidate Campaign Returns". Elections Canada. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  19. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  20. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  21. ^ Canada, Elections. "Final Election Expenses Limits for Candidates 43rd General Election – October 21, 2019". www.elections.ca. Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  22. ^ "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Long Range Mountains (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 23 October 2015. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  23. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine
  24. ^ Pundits' Guide to Canadian Elections

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