The province’s Lieutenant Governor has issued a statement following criticism that she was seen on the Burin Peninsula during the election campaign.
The Office of the Lieutenant Governor says the office is politically non-partisan and Judy Foote takes her Viceregal duties seriously.
Foote is former Liberal MHA and MP.
The PC candidate in Burin-Grand Bank raised questions this week, accusing Foote of acting in a politically partisan manner after she was seen in the area.
The questions raised prompted the Office of the Lieutenant Governor to issue a release outlining the personal reasons for being in the Grand Bank area this week.
They include a Mother’s Day visit to her elderly aunt who cared for her as a child after her mother passed away, fixing the windows of her Grand Bank area home and supporting a literacy program at Lake Academy—an invitation she received in October.
An amazing afternoon with K-3 students & teachers at Lake Academy in Fortune reading “Only One You” as part of the school’s literacy program. The students were so engaging as they heard the book’s message of how they can make a difference to help their community be a better place pic.twitter.com/DI9dVhXPYS
— LG Judy Foote (@judy_foote) May 15, 2019