Saturday, May 12, 2018

MLA's Week: May 7-10, 2018

MLA's returned to their desks in the Legislature on Monday, back to work after a one week break and as they did North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice had some news to share with those in the Chamber, working the theme of Emergency Preparation a number of times during the course of the four days of the Legislature week.

If you had not been aware that this had been Emergency Preparation week before Monday, you certainly would known about it by the time Thursday came around, with Ms. Rice in her role as Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness providing a number of updates for the House through the week.

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross also had a topic to work with in the early part of the week, providing a review of notes related First Nations involvement with resource development and his observations on outside influence in the province's resources debate.

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

On the week, Ms Rice was listed three times in the accounts of the sessions of the Legislature from May 7 to10 .

Ms. Rice's contribution to the Legislature discussion started with a Monday statement and continued through to a Wednesday update on Emergency preparation and the test of the emergency alert system

Emergency preparedness notes and emergency alert results, mark midway point of Emergency Preparedness week

Province to test wireless alert system this afternoon

MLA recounts weekend travels to gauge impact of current flooding risk

Preparing for disasters the theme this week as the Provincial government observes Emergency Preparation week

Ms. Rice also shared word of some funding for three school playgrounds in the North Coast riding, including a new playground apparatus for Conrad Elementary School in Prince Rupert.

Conrad elementary school among those to receive funding for new playground structure in B.C.

The North Coast MLA is also a permanent member of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, serving as the convener of that forum.

Transcripts of the work of the committee are available on the Legislature page for the Committee.

Select Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs


For our readers from the Terrace-Kitimat region, this week found Skeena MLA Ellis Ross mentioned once for his work in the Legislature from May 7 to 10.

The theme of third party intervention on resource and development issues was on the mind of the Skeena MLA this week, with Ellis Ross making note of a number of high profile situations where advocacy groups and activists are advancing their agendas through projects that are of note to First Nation communities.

"First Nations of B.C. are up to the challenge of speaking for themselves" -- MLA Ellis Ross speaks on theme of interventions from third party activists

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

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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