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Executive Council
April 25, 2012

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Charlene Johnson, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women:

Minister Announces Latest Appointments to the Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House today to highlight the outstanding women recently appointed and reappointed to the Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women for three-year terms.

The advisory council plays an integral role in our government’s efforts to advance the status of women by bringing forth the concerns and issues of diverse groups of women in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Input of the advisory council is sought and respected not only by government but by external agencies and organizations province-wide. These latest appointments help ensure that the advisory council will continue providing quality advice.

I am pleased to have this opportunity to announce three new appointments to the advisory council, each of whom will fill vacancies on the board:

Mr. Speaker, I am also pleased to announce the re-appointment of the advisory council’s other board members. They are: President and CEO – Linda Ross; Vice President – Carolyn Lavers; Yamuna Kutty; Hilda Whelan; Michelle Murdoch; Kelly Power; Mary Pia Benuen; and Stephanie Flowers.

These board members represent women from all walks of life in Newfoundland and Labrador, including: multicultural women; women with disabilities; women in skilled trades; Aboriginal women; young women; women in leadership positions; as well as women from Labrador and rural regions of our province.

With these latest appointments, the advisory council will continue to play a key role in advising not only the Women's Policy Office, and government - but all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians on social, political, legal and cultural issues which are important to women of our province.

I look forward to our continued work together to ensure equality, equity and inclusion for all women in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Thank you.

2012 04 25             2:15 p.m.

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