Saturday, May 31, 2014

MLA's week, May 26-29, 2014

A snapshot of some of the talking points from North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice, during this week's proceedings of the Legislature.

The four days of the legislature work week, marking the final work week of the Winter/Spring session, found the North Coast MLA fairly active in a variety of forums at the Legislature.

Through the nineteen sessions of the Legislature in House, or Committee work listed for the week of May 26-29, MLA Rice appears in the index for the Legislature week session five times.

Once, providing a welcome to a visitor from the North Coast to the Legislature.

That appearance was followed by an presentation and question session with the Legislature Health Committee, where the MLA relayed concerns over Health issues ranging from LNG development and midwife concerns, to Ferries cutbacks and the impact on health on Haida Gwaii.

This week Ms. Rice was also engaged in the debate in the House over Bill 24 regarding the Agricultural Land Reserve.

Her work week came to an end on Thursday, with the MLA once again asking questions of the Liberal government on the theme of the shuttle bus for Highway 16.

As for committee work, MLA Rice is a member of the Standing Committee on Children and Youth,  however there were no meetings of that committee this week.

The North Coast MLA however, will have sessions to attend through the early part of June.

With Thursday's conclusion of work, the House adjourned for the summer. With MLA's from the NDP as well as Liberal members and ministers set to return to their home constituencies.

And while there is always the possibility of a recall for pressing or emergency issues, the next scheduled session for the Legislature is not until the fall.

Some of our items of note from the week in provincial politics from Victoria can be found below:

One final question from Jennifer Rice before the Legislature session ends
North Coast MLA joins debate on Bill 24 with thoughts on democracy
North Coast health issues raised at Legislature committee session
Jennifer Rice raises concerns on "systemic issues" from oil and gas industry

You can examine our reviews of past weeks of the Legislature session from our Legislature Sessions archive page.

We have more background on the North Coast MLA from our General Archive on Legislature issues as well.

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