Saturday, April 14, 2018

MLA's Week: April 9-12, 2018

The theme of fish and the importance of healthy stocks once again formed the narrative for both of the areas MLA's in their return to the Legislative Session in Victoria.

With MLA's resuming their duties following a three week break, both MLA Jennifer Rice and MLA Ellis Ross spoke on issues related to the issues of the British Columbia fishery.

Both MLA's also took some time to welcome visitors to the Legislature on the week, with Ms. Rice hailing the return of Gary Coons, her mentor and the former North Coast MLA to the chamber for a visit, while Mr. Ross made note of a visit from former Terrace City Administrator Ron Poole to Victoria.

The North Coast MLA also updated the legislature on a new initiative towards providing emergency cardiac assistance and saluted emergency services staff.

The Legislature also heard word of a change in Committee appointments for the MLA, with Ms. Ross relinquishing her post with the

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

On the week, Ms Rice was listed four times in the accounts of the sessions of the Legislature from April 9 to 12 .

Ms. Rice's contribution to the Legislature discussion list came Monday morning with some commentary related to salmon and the fishing industry in British Columbia.

MLA's Rice and Ross exchange thoughts on fishery issues as legislature resumes

A salute to Emergency Service Dispatchers and 911 operators also featured as part of her contribution to the week, with the MLA also highlighting a new initiative for residents to explore when it comes to providing cardiac assistance to those in need.

Cardiac response notes outlined by MLA Rice in Legislature

She also joined in on some tributes for the visiting Gary Coons, her predecessor as MLA for the North Coast, Mr. Coons has been spotted in the Legislature a few times this year and his attendance is often noted by the Legislature members.

Gary Coons appreciation day at the British Columbia Legislature

The North Coast MLA is also a permanent member of the committees listed below,  and that made news this week as well, with Ms. Rice relinquishing her spot on the Select Committee on on Children and Youth, the announcement noted in the Hansard archive of the week.

Shift in Committee responsibilities for MLA Jennifer Rice, while MLA Ellis ross returns to Legislative Initiatives committee

Transcripts of the work of her remaining Committee commitment are available on the individual pages for each Committee.

Select Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs


For our readers from the Terrace-Kitimat region, this week found Skeena MLA Ellis Ross mentioned twice in the work of the Legislature from March 12 to March 15.

His first comment to the Legislature came on Monday morning when he joined in on the discussion related to fishing and the fishing industry on the North Coast.

MLA's Rice and Ross exchange thoughts on fishery issues as legislature resumes

Tuesday, Mr. Ross made note of the presence of an old acquaintance from his days of the Haisla Nation Council, welcoming former Terrace City Administrator Ron Poole to the Legislature
(see remarks from April 10th morning session here)

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

MLA's will return to their work on Monday, April 16th.

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

North Coast constituency

Skeena and Stikine Constituencies

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

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