Gudie Hutchings

Minister of Rural

Gudie Hutchings was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains in 2015.

Minister Hutchings previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development and Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Tourism. She was also one of the original members of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians.

Born and raised in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Minister Hutchings is proud to call the Humber Valley home. Her focus on consultation, the development of local employees, and sustainable environmental practices make her a strong advocate for the business owners, workers, and families of the Long Range Mountains.

Minister Hutchings has strong community ties and over 30 years of experience in the tourism industry. She spent a decade as a board member for the Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitters Association, where she served as both President and Vice-President. She was also Chair and Managing Director of the Battle Harbour Historic Trust, an organization committed to protecting and promoting the history, integrity, and natural environment of Battle Harbour.

Minister Hutchings was President of the Greater Corner Brook Chamber of Commerce and a founding board member of the Canadian Federation of Outfitter Associations. She was also Co-Chair of Forget-Me-Not, a community group dedicated to raising money to honour past and present soldiers at Remembrance Square in Corner Brook.