Integral part of the province
From today's Telegram:
When it suits, of course, geographical representation on boards and such is very important.
Arts Council vice-chair quits
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.