Saturday, February 23, 2019

MLA's Week: February 19-21, 2019

British Columbia's MLA's returned to their seats in the Legislature following the Family Day weekend, with Finance Minister Carole James delivering the government's financial plan with Tuesday afternoon's budget speech.

For a good portion of the week, that document would make for the bulk of the discussion in the Legislature, as opposition MLA's and government members outlined their thoughts on the NDP's themes from Budget 2019.

For the North Coast and Northwest, it would be announcements outside of the Legislature however that would capture much of the interest of residents.

With a Friday announcement from the government of plans to return the level of service on BC Ferries  on coastal routed to where it had been in 2014.

The ferry announcement followed last Saturday's announcement from Terrace of 100 million dollars in funding for Northwest communities to assist in their infrastructure needs.

Premier Horgan's announcement provided for a stream of commentary on the occasion from both MLA Rice and Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain, as they celebrated the funding and what it could deliver to the region.


Ms. Rice, had a relatively quiet week in the Chamber, with a statement in the Thursday morning session her lone contribution in side the Legislature.

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

On the week, Ms Rice was  listed once in the accounts of the sessions of the Legislature from February 19-21 

A tribute for Prince Rupert's Henry Wong marked her appearance in the Thursday morning session as the MLA hailed his recent 100th birthday for the Legislature.

MLA celebrates Henry Wong's 100th with Legislature mention

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, Skeena MLA Ellis Ross also had a quiet week with no mention  as part of the first week of the Legislature for 2019.

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

The Skeena MLA is also a member of the Special Committee for Review of the Police complaint process, you can follow their work here.

There is more background on both the North Coast and Skeena MLA's available from our MLA's Week Archive, as well as our constituency archives below:

North Coast constituency

Skeena and Stikine Constituencies

The Legislature returns to its work on Tuesday, February 25th.

The full schedule for the Legislature for 2019 can be viewed here.

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

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