Saturday, November 29, 2014

MLA's Week November 24-27, 2014

The final week of Legislature proceedings for the near future took place this week, with the MLA's wrapping up their Legislature work on Thursday heading into the Holiday break.

With the end of Thursday's morning session, the Legislature rose with no definitive timeline in place as to when they will next sit in the House.

It's expected that Government House Leader will provided further information on that timeline for the resumption of the Legislature sessions at some point early in 2015.

For the final week of work heading into that break, North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice made three contributions to the proceedings of the week of November 24-27 in the  Legislature Chamber.

Ms. Rice spoke on issues related to BC Ferries, the renewal of a peace treaty between the Haida and Heiltsuk Nations and provided a petition from Dodge Cover residents regarding LNG development on Digby Island.

From the six sessions of the Legislature in the House, or Committee work listed for the week of Nov 24-27, MLA Rice appeared three times during the archives of the proceedings of the week.

Speaking in the House on Monday morning, the North Coast MLA rose during Question Period to ask Transportation Minister Todd Stone a question regarding the required payment of an extra thirty dollars on cabin fares on BC Ferries, for those that require the use of a wheel chair.

As she relayed later in the week, her question and concern was reviewed by the Minster with a resolution to the situation apparently delivered.

On Tuesday, Ms. Rice outlined by way of a Member's Statement the renewal of a peace treaty between the Haida and the Heiltsuk Nations, providing some background to the Legislature on the treaty and a short overview of her attendance at the September event to bear witness to it.

Thursday morning, the North Coast MLA presented to the Legislature a petition from the residents of Dodge Cove, who expressed their concern over a proposed LNG terminal to be developed on the southern tip of Digby Island.

Our  items of review on MLA Rice and her discussion points in the Legislature can be found below:

MLA Rice wraps up busy week, by presenting Dodge Cove petition against LNG Terminal proposal to the Legislature

North Coast MLA finds success in bid to remove extra charge on BC Ferries for wheel chair users

MLA raises issues of wheel chair fees on BC Ferries

As for committee work, MLA Rice is a member of the Standing Committee on Children and Youth.

That Committee held a Monday evening meeting, as it was listed as In Camera, no details regarding the topics of discussion or attendance listings were provided  to the Legislature website.

We have 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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