Saturday, October 22, 2022

MLA's Week: October 17-20, 2022

British Columbia's MLA's returned to Victoria from their Thanksgiving break this week, the four days in the House ones which featured a fair bit of drama surrounding the BC NDP as they travelled through the final few days of what had suddenly become a controversial leadership race.

That quest for the top party post and that of the soon to be Premier, was finally settled by a disqualification for a challenger and by the announcement of David Eby as the new leader and the Premier in waiting.

The full shift into office to come once John Horgan steps down from his post anticipated for later this fall.

Things were on the high boil in the Legislature as well, with the Opposition parties finding a few areas to take on the government in debate, with health care and public safety among some of the areas where Question Period provided for some tensions between the sides of the House.

The listings for the Northwest contingent featured participation from all three, with the Minister of Municipal Affairs and the Skeena MLA gaiLegislature broadcasts as the week moved forward.

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 once  in the record for the week in the  Legislature from October 17-20.

That came as part of her duties as Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness, and her notes on Wednesday in the Legislature speaking just before 2 PM toward's this week's Great BC ShakeOut exercise which took place on Thursday.

Ms. Rice also made mention of a new earthquake response strategy that has been introduced by the government.

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

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

The North Coast MLA also addressed a range of themes through her Social Media Stream.


For our readers from the Terrace-Kitimat region, Skeena MLA Ellis Ross  was mentioned once in the record for the week in the Legislature from October 17-20

While he only gains one mention in the Index on the week, it was fairly extensive contribution to the discussion on how the government is moving forward on amendments to the Cannabis Control Act.

The above is just a snapshot of his participation in the debate. 

The full scope of his participation which continued through the majority of the Tuesday afternoon session,  can be found here, starting at the 2:30 PM mark of the proceedings.

Mr. Ross serves as the Liberal critic on LNG and Energy

The Skeena MLA is also a member of the Following committees:

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 October 17-20

The Stikine MLA was the busiest of the Northwest members for the week, that as he continued to steer legislation through the House.

As part of his work as Minister of Municipal Affairs, Mr. Cullen continued to move the Pavillion Corporation Act forward in the Legislature, speaking to the topic twice in the week.

The second of the two engagements to the topic in the Chamber on Thursday, also had the Municipal Affairs Minister introducing a familiar name for Northwest political followers, noting of James McNish as part of the Minister's office staff.

The House discussion started at 1:30 with the Legislature making it to the finish line within the hour on Thursday.

Mr. Cullen serves as the Government's Minister of Municipal Affairs

The Stikine MLA also had comments on a range of themes through his Social Media stream this week


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, October 24.

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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