Wednesday, January 1, 2020

From the Legislature 2020

Items of note from our elected officials at the Provincial Legislature and developments on the political scene in the northwest ridings.

For Notes on the Skeena Riding see our archive page here

North Coast
MLA Jennifer Rice (NDP MLA)

Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness
(appointed July 2017)

Expense Listings for 2019

MLA's Week Legislature Archive 2020
(our review of MLA Rice's contributions at the Legislature)

Committee Membership

Select Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs

Jennifer Rice MLA Constituency Page
Jennifer Rice Twitter feed
Jennifer Rice Facebook page

General Overview Notes on the British Columbia Political Scene
(From our political blog  D'Arcy McGee)



January 25 -- British Columbia Government responds to Ontario notice of suspected case of Wuhan coronavirus  NCR
January 24 -- With little movement in teacher's talks, BCTF membership reportedly reviewing next steps   NCR
January 23 -- 7.5 million dollars to support six Indigenous training programs
January 23 -- Funding announced to help build skilled workforces in Indigenous communities
January 23 -- Kitselas receive $1.2M boost for apprenticeship development program, open to Tsimshian and Haisla Nations
January 22 -- Province of British Columbia outlines its latest view on the Coronavirus reports from China  NCR
January 22 -- 'We've created a really deep division: BC Green party leader says Coastal GasLink standoff is symptom of bigger problems  (audio)
January 22 -- NDP shuffle the cabinet as Premier Horgan re-assigns some duties  NCR
January 21 -- First Nations LNG Alliance writes letter to BC Human Rights Commissioner (video)
January 21 -- First Nations LNG Alliance pens letter criticizing BC Human Rights Commissioner over pipeline comments
January 21 -- Indigenous youth block energy and mines ministry office in support of Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs
January 21 -- 'Our province is in crisis mode': BC Truck Loggers Association warns members are facing financial collapse (audio)
January 21 -- BC Premier talks forestry, service needs with handful of northern Mayors in Prince George
January 21 -- City of Prince Rupert may want to hold off on plans for single use plastic ban; at least until provincial initiative roll out is delivered  NCR
January 21 -- Lead concerns at SD52 schools rekindles attention to ongoing issue: A look back at some of the focus of the past  NCR
January 20 -- "I'm not being disrespectful, I"m just saying let's be realistic: John Horgan says Coastal Gas Link will go forward despite opposition from Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs  (audio)
January 20 -- Wet'suwet'en supporters blockade Vancouver Island ferry terminal
January 20 -- BC Government set to offer tax relief for small businesses, arts and culture groups and non-profits - through municipal property tax changes  NCR
January 17 -- Route 26 reinstated from Skidegate to Alliford Bay
January 17 -- Premier Horgan on TransMountain Pipeline (video)
January 17 -- Premier Horgan tours LNG Canada site today
January 17 -- Business plan for Mills Hospital renewed
January 16 -- Premier on Northern BC tour, but Wet'suwet'en meeting not on agenda
January 16 -- Deadline looming for 2020 nominations for BC Achievement Foundation Awards NCR
January 15 -- John Horgan says 'rule of law' will prevail in pipeline dispute - but whose laws? (audio)
January 15 -- Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs Seek Diplomacy from Premier
January 14 -- Premier Horgan says CGL Pipeline will be built (video)
January 14 -- Premier states Coastal GasLink pipeline will be built; Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs call for UN intervention  NCR
January 13 -- Horgan Says Coastal GasLink pipeline to proceed
January 9 -- "It tears families apart': Haisla Chief councillor Crystal Smith on ongoing conflict around Coastal GasLink pipeline (audio)
January 6 -- When it comes to travelling along Northwest highways it's not just the road conditions that have limited visibility   NCR
January 3 -- Province outlines details for 2020 BC Home Owner Grant program  NCR

Archive of items for 2019
Archive of items for 2018
Archive of items for 2017
Archive of items for 2016
Archive of items from 2015
Archive of items from 2014
Archive of items from 2013 and before

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