Saturday, October 31, 2015

MLA's week October 26-29, 2015

The main focus for North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice's work in the Legislature this week was a Monday afternoon question directed towards the Minister of Children and Family Services as well as statement later in the week on the theme of life at Dodge Cove.

Along the way, the MLA also would make note of a number of visitors that she introduced to the Legislature from the gallery on Monday and Wednesday, included in the list of those in attendance on Monday was Michelle Watson the sister of Angie Robinson, Ms. Watson  was in Victoria as part of the efforts of Inclusion BC to seek more involvement of the British Columbia government for the needs of families with special needs.

On Wednesday, Ms. Rice introduced Cayden White a 16 year old resident of Lax Kw'alaams, who was in Victoria as part of the Democracy in Action program.

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

Ms Rice was formally listed three times in the archive of participants for the five sessions of the Legislature in the House, or those related to House Committee work listed for the week of October 26-29.

Ms. Rice's main contribution to the Legislature week in Victoria came at the end of the Monday Question Period and involved her questions for the Honourable Stephanie Cadieux, Minister of Children and Family Services.

During her allotted time the North Coast MLA sought out more information on the progress of the government when it comes to the recommendations of the Coroner's Inquest recommendations stemming from the deaths of Angie and Robert Robinson

North Coast MLA seeks follow up on Robinson coroner's jury recommendations

Thursday, Ms. Rice took advantage of the Thursday morning Statements period, to offer up a review of life at Dodge Cove for those in the Legislature.

A Legislature Love Letter to Dodge Cove from Jennifer Rice

The North Coast MLA also offered up a short comment directed towards the Health Minister Terry Lake as part of a lager discussion between NDP MLA Nicholas Simons and the Minister related to Health Services contracts in the Sunshine Coast area  (10:50 of the Thursday morning session minutes)

Ms Rice is also a member of the Committee on Children and Youth, however that Committee did not meet this week.

Members of the Legislature return to their 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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