Saturday, December 2, 2017

MLA's week: November 27-30, 2017

It was the final week of work in the Legislature for MLA's for 2017, as the elected officials brought an end to the Fall session, the first legislative session for the new NDP government.

Over the four days, North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice did not provide for any contributions on the week to the topics for public review in the House.

It was a week which found Skeena MLA Ellis Ross speaking to a pair of issues during the course of the seven House sessions from Monday through Thursday.

Our look at some notes on the work week that just concluded, can be found below:

On the week, Ms Rice was not listed  in the accounts of the sessions of the Legislature from November 27 to 30 .

Ms. Rice is also a member of the committees listed below, Transcripts of their work are available on the individual pages for each Committee.

Select Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs

Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth


For our readers from the Terrace-Kitimat region, this week found Skeena MLA Ellis Ross tackling two issues of note, with a question in the House on the theme of protecting the LNG industry from duties on imported steel.

Mr. Ross also took part once again in the ongoing discussion related to electoral reform in the province.

Electoral reform debate marks time in final week for Fall session of Legislature

He also took part in the discussion on Committee on Estimates for the Premiers Office and raised questions with Premier Horgan related to about energy related issues from Site C to LNG as well as comments related the forestry industry. The full exchange between the MLA and the Premier starts at the 1620 mark. (video available here)

The Skeena MLA also delivered two greetings to visitors in the gallery, the first a group of Aboriginal entrepreneurs that were in attendance on the day, the second group a number of Grade 12 Law students and their teacher Mrs. Terri Cameron from Caledonia Secondary School in Terrace.

Mr. Ross is also a member of the Standing Committee on Legislative Initiatives, Transcripts of the work of that committee is available on the Legislature website

The Fall session of the Legislature came to an end on Thursday and members will not return to the House until the NDP government calls for the start of the next session at a time to be determined sometime in 2018.

There is more background on the North Coast and Skeena MLA's available from our MLA's Week Archive as well as our General Archive on the Legislature.

A larger overview of provincial issues can be found on our political portal D'Arcy McGee 

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