"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Integral part of the province

From today's Telegram:

Arts Council vice-chair quits
Cites interference

By Rob Antle

The co-vice-chairman of the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council has quit, citing government meddling in the board's affairs and a lack of financial support for its operations.


Arts Council chairman John Doyle said Bowdring's concerns about government meddling are unfounded.


Two positions on the 12-member council have been vacant for a year, according to Bowdring, because of government inaction.


[Hedderson] acknowledged that there are two empty board positions, but said making such appointments can be a "slow process, especially over a summer period - we're addressing that." Hedderson could not say whether those positions have been unfilled for 12 months, as Bowdring alleged.

[Doyle] confirmed that the board has been two members short for almost a year, with no representation from Labrador.

When it suits, of course, geographical representation on boards and such is very important.


At 7:14 PM, November 09, 2006 , Blogger Mark said...

I have never read a column in which "government meddling" and "government inaction" are synonymous.

Think about that.

At 11:01 PM, November 09, 2006 , Blogger WJM said...

That's mainly an artefact of the chop job I did on the article.


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