Tuesday, March 31, 2015

MLA's week March 23-26, 2015

As we were away for last week's session of the Legislature, we're playing a bit of catch up on the work of North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice.

From the thirteen sessions of the Legislature in the House, or those related to House Committee work listed for the week of March 23-26 , MLA Rice spoke twice in the Legislature chamber.

On Monday Morning, Ms. Rice offered comments on the theme of BC Ferries and her belief that it is an important part of the province's infrastructure and should be treated as such by the provincial government.

On Thursday morning, she spoke to the ongoing issue of funeral service arrangements on Haida Gwaii, noting that the situation has now been addressed with the previous arrangement back in place.

She also called on the Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton to provide an update on the situation as well as to offer an apology to the residents of the islands.

March 26 -- North Coast MLA Rice on Funeral Services on Haida Gwaii (video)
March 23 -- North Coast MLA Rice on BC Ferries as part of Provincial infrastructure (video)

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

That committee met on March 25th, with Ms. Rice offering short commentary on the concept of waiving tuition for Families in Need with Social services.

Ms. Rice and her fellow members of the Legislature will now enjoy and extended Easter break, with no sessions of the Legislature scheduled until mid April.

The Legislature next sits on Monday, April 13th.

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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