Monday, February 29, 2016

North Coast MLA makes plans for Maternity Matters tour of BC

North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice
will be on the road through the
next three months consulting
British Columbians on maternity issues
Jennifer Rice will be taking to the road over the course of March and April travelling across the province to learn more about the challenges that mothers to be face in rural and remote communities of the province.

The North Coast MLA is launching the Maternity Matters Tour which gets underway this week when Ms. Rice holds sessions in the Bella Coola Valley from March 4th to 7th.

Later in the month she'll be heading into the Cariboo region, with stops planned in Quesnel, Clearwater and Ashcroft.

The main focus of her tour to hear from residents in rural and remote British Columbia to hear more of the challenges in accessing maternity care outside of larger centres and what issues face residents when it comes to care for their baby.

More trips are planned in April, May and June, though for the moment other than an April 22nd journey to Bella Bella, no other sessions are planned for the moment for the North Coast of Haida Gwaii.

You can review the MLA's itinerary and get more information on how to contact Ms. Rice from her media release announcing the tour.

For more items related to MLA Rice's work in Victoria see our archive page here.

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