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

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Region and qualification

Minister wants:

Minister wants NL on Bench
April 20, 2008

The Minister of Justice says there are many from this province he'd like to see on the Supreme Court of Canada. With the anticipated retirement of Mr. Justice Michel Bastarache, Jerome Kennedy is calling on the Federal Government to appoint the first ever representative on the bench from Newfoundland and Larbador. Kennedy says we have many qualified individuals.
(Minister wants all of NL on Bench? Big bench!)

In a tangentially-connected point, St. John's has many qualified individuals, too. Minister appoints:

The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, today announced four new appointments and three re-appointments to the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC).

Minister Jackman said the selection of NLAC board members is designed to include representation from various artistic disciplines, as well as from various regions throughout the province.

Newly-appointed NLAC board members are: Lloyd Pretty of Stephenville, visual art; Derek Norman of St. John’s, film; Barry Nichols of St. John’s, theatre; and, Calla Lachance of St. John’s, dance. Re-appointed to the board are: Carmelita McGrath of St. John’s, literary arts; Kim Wiseman of Gander, music; and, Mary Walsh of St. John’s, theatre. Continuing members are: Randall Maggs of Corner Brook, literary arts; Tom Gordon of St. John’s, music; Barbara Wood of Labrador, visual arts; and, Eleanor Dawson and Brent Meade (Provincial Government representatives).
St. John's: 6.
"Various regions throughout the province": 4.

For the record, St. John's, contrary to the popular belief that would give it half the provincial population (or more), had, at last census, 100,646 residents.

Just under 20% of the provincial total of 508,153.

Greater St. John's has just under 35% of the provincial population.


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