Saturday, October 3, 2015

MLA's week, September 28-October 1, 2015

It was a split week for North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice, while the Legislature returned to its Victoria duties for the fall session on Monday, Ms. Rice spent the first two days of the week in Prince Rupert attending the Coroner's Inquest into the deaths of Angie and Robert Robinson taking place at the Prince Rupert Court House.

With a short return to Victoria for the Wednesday and Thursday morning session, Ms. Rice was heading back to the North Coast for Friday morning and a stop in at Lax Kw'alaams for the opening of the new Coast Tsimshian Academy in that community.

For her work in Victoria on the week, the MLA made one inquiry in Wednesday's Question Period related to the recently disclosed data breach at the Ministry of Education, while Thursday's morning session provided a chance for Ms. Rice to update the Legislature on the Lax Kw'alaams school opening.

As we do at the end of each week of the Legislature session, we outline some of the main notes of interest from the North Coast MLA's work week.

We offered up a short preview of some of the possible talking points from the MLA prior to the start of the fall Session.

Legislature returns to work today as Fall Session is set to open

As noted, Ms. Rice was not in Victoria for the Monday and Tuesday opening, remaining in Prince Rupert for the Coroner's inquest at the Court house.

She was however listed three times in the archive of participants for the seven sessions of the Legislature in the House, or those related to House Committee work listed for the week of September 28-October 1

On her first day back to work in Victoria, Ms. Rice offered up a Question Period inquiry of Amrik Virk, the Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizen's Services, related to the recent data breach reported by the Ministry of Education.

MLA Rice raises issue of missing data in Legislature session.

Thursday, she provided the Legislature with a preview of Friday's Celebration in Lax Kw'alaams which saw the community open it's new 19 Million dollar Coast Tsimshian Academy.

New Lax Kw'alaams Academy to open today

The North Coast MLA is also a member of the Committee on Children and Youth, that Committee met on September 30th, with Ms. Rice's contribution noted in the draft minutes, as she raised issues related to the Minister of Children and Family Development as part of the committees work.

Members return to the Legislature on Monday morning for their second week of the Fall session.

There is more background on the North Coast MLA available from our MLA's Week archive as well as our General Archive on the Legislature.

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