In a mid afternoon announcement on Friday, the Premier announced that he was redirecting the MLA's energy towards health care, naming her as Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Health
“Rural, remote and First Nations communities face urgent and unique challenges, particularly when it comes to attracting and retaining health professionals.
That’s why I have appointed Jennifer Rice as our Parliamentary for Rural Health. Jennifer has done extraordinary work on emergency preparedness at a time when our province has faced unprecedented climate disasters. I
know she’ll work just as diligently with the minister of health to deliver results for rural and remote British Columbians." -- Premier David Eby
Ms. Rice has been fielding community concerns on the state of Health Care in the riding for years, first in Opposition and from the Government side of the Legislature since the NDP assumed office.
She'll now be expanding on that focus province wide, an area of discussion that will prove challenging, what with the many concerns that are being voiced by communities across BC when it comes to declines in health care and access to physicians.
Also gaining a new post on Friday was MLA Fin Donnelly who now has been tasked with duties as the First Parliamentary Secretary for Watershed Restoration.
More notes from the Legislature can be explored here.
A look at some of the issues and areas of interest from Health care in the Northwest can be reviewed here.