Saturday, April 29, 2023

MLA's Week: April 24-27, 2023

It was a week of mixed participation for the Members of the Legislature from the Northwest, with themes of Community Safety, Tourism and Community Service among some of their topics for review over the course of the four days of Sessions.

From the Province came a few items of note for the Northwest as well.

The threat of avalanches in the Northwest caught the attention of the provincial government which joined Avalanche Canada to issue an alert until May 1st

The Province also delivered more funding for Arts and Culture this week for a number of organizations  on the North Coast, Central Coast and Haida Gwaii

The BC Environmental Assessment Office also announced the start of the comment period towards the KSI Lisims LNG project, with a pair of open houses ahead for the Northwest.

The Province also announced additional funding for Prince Rupert's Cloudberry Trail project

As for the Northwest MLA's the schedule was a mixed one, with North Coast MLA Rice gaining the most time in the Chamber for the week.

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 three times for the week in the  Legislature from April 24-27.

Monday morning the North Coast MLA spoke on themes of tourism, highlighting a number of North Coast, Central Coast and Haida Gwaii destinations (see 11:18 of morning session)

The celebration of 60 years of Lions Club service to community was the theme of a Monday afternoon presentation to the chamber.

MLA Rice followed up on a BC Ferries announcement that reduces the burden on travel by ferry for those attention medical appointments, (speaking to the topic at 13:53 PM of Tuesday afternoon) in the Legislature.

Ms. Rice was active on her Social media stream, noting of some of the government initiatives of the week

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

The MLA Is also Deputy Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts 

Ms. Rice serves as the Government's Parliamentary Secretary for Rural health.

The North Coast MLA also addressed a range of themes and relayed  a number of government announcements through her Social Media Stream.


For our readers from the Terrace-Kitimat region, Skeena MLA Ellis Ross  was mentioned three times in the record for the week in the Legislature from April 24-27.

Some of MLA Ross's time in the Legislature was to make note of visitors to the Chamber on the week,  with introductions offered up on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

Towards the Skeena MLA's contribution to the debate of the Legislature this week included a Tuesday discussion on community saftety, crime and the handling of repeat offenders in the province.

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

The Skeena MLA has not been named to any of the Standing Committees for this session.

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 not mentioned  in the record for the week in the  Legislature from April 24-27.

Mr. Cullen did however participate in an extensive Wednesday afternoon Committee session towards his Ministry of Water, Lands and Resource Stewardship (see session here

Mr. Cullen serves as the Government's Minister of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship.

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. 

The MLA's return to the Chamber on Monday, May 1.

MLA's may 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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