Saturday, February 21, 2015

MLA's week February 16-19

This past week at the British Columbia Legislature was dedicated for the most part to comments and inquirers related to the Provincial Budget.

As MLA's reviewed the financial forecast from Finance Minister Mike de Jong,  offering comment on his blue print this year for the Liberal Government of Premier Christy Clark.

 As for regular Legislature business, and the work of North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice, besides introductions of members in the gallery visiting the MLA on the day, Ms. Rice had two main topics of review for the Legislature this week.

From the seven sessions of the Legislature in the House, or Committee work listed for the week of February 16-19 , MLA Rice appeared as part of the index of the proceedings twice in the week.

On Tuesday, the MLA raised issues related to Prince Rupert infrastructure in the Legislature.

While on Wednesday, she hailed the recent success of the All Native Basketball Tournament in the City, outlining some of her key observations on the weeks' events for the Legislature.

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

North Coast MLA pays tribute to All Native Basketball Tournament at Legislature
MLA Rice takes North Coast infrastructure concerns to Legislature

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

That Committee met on Tuesday morning, a review of their work can be found here.

There were other developments out of the Legislature, including our look at the Budget story, some welcome news on LNG for the Premier and a meeting between Mayor's Brain and MacDonald with the Communities Minister Coralee Oakes.

Those items can be found below:

North Coast Mayors meet with Community Minister Oakes on infrastructure and other issues
Federal Government offers tax break encouragement package to LNG industry
LNG rather muted in Provincial Budget Overview
Deputy Premier introduces Bill to regulate LNG industry in federal ports

For 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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