Statement by MP Larry Miller in the House of Commons

November 26, 2013



Statement by MP Larry Miller in the House of Commons


Ottawa, ON – Today in the House of Commons, Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, made the following statement:
“Mr. Speaker.


The old adage goes: “A picture paints a thousand words.” I rise in the House today to recognize the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound on their recent recognition as an “A” – rated gallery by the Ontario Arts Council.


The TOM was established in 1967 and was named after Tom Thomson, a famous Canadian artist who was born, bred and now rests in Owen Sound. Since its establishment, the TOM has been home to the largest collection of art in the area. The gallery is being commended on their outstanding collection as well as the programs and services they offer to the community.


I am very proud that a small town gallery like the TOM is showing the “big boys” how it’s done. Mr. Speaker, I congratulate Virginia Eichhorn, Director and Chief Curator of the TOM and all of her staff and volunteers on a job very well done. Myself and indeed all residents of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound are very proud of your accomplishments and service to our community.  Mr. Speaker, I invite you and all members to visit the best, visit the TOM.”