Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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

On Monday afternoon, North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice returned to the findings of the recent coroner's jury into the deaths of Prince Rupert residents Angie and Robert Robinson, speaking in the Legislature's afternoon Question Period about some of the key recommendations from that jury.

With Ms. Robinson's sister Michelle in the gallery, MLA Rice sought assurances that the Government would follow through on the recommendations from the jury and added once again for a commitment when it comes to the need for action when it comes to the delivery of safe, adequate public transportation for the communities of the Highway 16 corridor.

No specific answer was provided towards any of Ms. Rice's questions, the Minister did however make note of how the government attempts to provide supports to assist families in those situations and also observed to the valuable work that the group Inclusion B. C. takes part in across the province.

Michelle Watson, Ms. Robinson's sister, was in Victoria on Monday, speaking as part of the group from Inclusion B. C., which held an information session in the provincial capital to express its concerns over the lack of assistance from the province,  for families with children with special needs.

Some background to Ms. Watson's efforts with Inclusion B. C. on Monday can be found below:

Families of special needs children demand change after death of Prince Rupert mother and son

A look back at those coroner's jury recommendations can be reviewed from our items of earlier this month:

Provincial Ministry receives bulk of Robinson Coroner's inquest recommendations
Coroner's Inquest delivers 24 recommendations after five days of review

You can review the full exchange between Ms. Rice and Minister Cadieux from Question Period from the Legislature Record, the discussion starts at the 14:30 mark. The Video of today's Question Period can be found below:

For items of interest from the Legislature see our archive page here.

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