About Gudie Hutchings
Gudie Hutchings became the Member of Parliament for the riding of Long Range Mountains in October 2015. With her strong community ties and commitment to Newfoundland and Labour tourism, she was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Tourism, and later was appointed by the Prime Minister to serve on the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians. In 2019 she was appointed Parliamentary Secretary of Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development.
Born and raised in Corner Brook, she is proud to call the Humber Valley home. Gudie's focus on consultation and consensus-building makes her a strong voice for the business owners, workers, and families of Long Range Mountains. Since being elected, she has worked to grow and strengthen the middle class, champion the tourism industry across Canada, and work hard on issues relating to women and gender equality. Rural sustainability and growth is a focus also.
A well-known advocate in the outfitting and tourism industry for over 30 years, Gudie 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 living heritage, integrity, and natural environment of Battle Harbour.
Gudie is a former president of the Corner Brook Chamber of Commerce and was a founding board member of the Canadian Federation of Outfitting Associations. She built and established a wilderness lodge in remote Labrador which was known as one of the best in Canada. Gudie’s passion for tourism is known through this and her involvements in hotels and airlines and other small businesses. In all her pursuits, she has focused on developing and retaining local employees and promoting sustainable environmental practices.
Gudie 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.
When at home or in her spare she can be found in the kitchen, garden, golfing, fishing, or maybe painting, while usually singing and always in the company of her dogs, Jigger and Dory. Gudie has one son David - she will always say being a mother is her most precious and prized part of her life.