Saturday, November 20, 2021

MLA's Week: November 15 - 18, 2021

The final two weeks of the fall session got underway with the province facing an extreme weather emergency, an event that saw such much of the Fraser Valley and other areas of British Columbia consumed by flood and landslides, the weather related incident one which dominated much of the week in the Legislature.

Much of the narrative at the start of the week was focused on what was initially a slow public response to the evolving situation in the province, the NDP government finally finding its footing by Wednesday when the Premier hosted a one hour update, wth Public Safety Minister and Deputy Premier Mike Farnworth taking on those duties for the remainder of the week.

The Opposition used its time in the Legislature this week to raise its concerns over the roll out of information and assistance by the Provincial government as the weather incident and the aftermath of it took place.

There were other themes explored as part of the daily legislature listings, as the NDP government looks to move forward on its agenda before the winter break at the end of next week.

Among the notes from the week of interest to the Northwest was a report from the Auditor General of BC's office exploring the state of Ground transportation in Northern BC

As for more on the recent week of work from the House, the four days unfolded as follows:


On the week, Ms Rice was mentioned  twice in the record for the week in the Legislature from November 15-18

Ms. Rice spoke is support of the provincial government's plans for change when it comes to supports for families with children in need

As well, Wednesday, the North Coast MLA paid tribute to the work of Search and Rescue workers across BC and on the North Coast.

In her constituency, Ms. Rice spoke to the level of panic buying that had taken place in Prince Rupert over the course of the week, providing for some notes on the theme on Wednesday.

The MLA  put more focus to those themes through her social media stream through the week.

The North Coast MLA is also a member of the Following committees:

Ms. Rice serves as the Government's Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness


For our readers from the Terrace-Kitimat region, Skeena MLA Ellis Ross  was not  mentioned in the record for the week in the Legislature from November 15-18

While not having a speaking role in the Legislature this week, Mr. Ross  who is also contesting for the leadership of the BC Liberal Party found some new support for that quest this week.

The Skeena MLA also addressed a range of themes  featured as part of the MLA's social media work.


For our readers from the Bulkley Valley area, Stikine MLA Nathan Cullen  was mentioned  twice in the record for the week in the Legislature from November 15-18 

The topic of discussion for Mr. Cullen in the Tuesday afternoon session was that of the government's plan to prohibit demonstrations or obstruction of hospitals and schools.

Mr. Cullen also had opportunity to introduce two special guests in the Legislature gallery on Wednesday, welcoming his mother and father to the afternoon session.

As the week progressed, he also used his social media stream to relay information and guidance on the ongoing emergency situation in the province.

Mr. Cullen serves as the Government's Minister of State for Lands and Natural Resource Operations 


There is more background on all three Regional MLA's available from our MLA's Week Archive, as well as our constituency archives below:

MLA's return to the Legislature on Monday morning November 22nd at 10AM, marking the final week of the fall session.  

MLA's also participate in a number of Committee sessions scheduled through the week.

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

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