Saturday, May 9, 2015

MLA's Week: May 4-7, 2015

Education and autism services for families in the region for the most part made up the majority of the talking points for the North Coast MLA this week, as Jennifer Rice outlined her concerns over an education bill, as well as the need for more support on the North Coast for families with special needs children.

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

Ms. Rice was listed five times in the archive of participants for the twelve sessions of the Legislature in the House, or those related to House Committee work listed for the week of May 4-7.

Monday afternoon she spoke to proposed amendments to the Liberal Government's Education Statutes Bill 11, highlighting her concern over the rush that the Government has put on the process.

North Coast MLA Raises issues and challenges of Northern Education in Legislature

During the afternoon session of the Committee of Supply for the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Ms. Rice also had questions for Minister Cadieux related to resources available to rural and northern communities for parents of children with autism

Services for parents of children with autism raised by MLA during Committee session

In Tuesday's morning session she returned to the theme of the contracting out of laundry services in the Interior, seeking information from Health Minister Terry Lake on the issue

see Hansard at 10:20 AM mark )

Later in that same morning session, she delivered a statement of recognition for the province's mid-wife industry, making note of some of the challenges that are found in northern and rural communities for the industry.

MLA Rice celebrates the work of Mid-Wives with comments Legislature

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

That committee met on Wednesday morning, you can review Ms. Rice's participation in that session from the archived minutes here.

The Legislature returns to work on Monday morning.

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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