Lord, we praise you for North Coast MLA: Jennifer Rice as she faithfully serves the province, her community and her electoral district. You have gifted her, and we ask for your ongoing guidance and leadership as she works to bring about your will in legislature. Surround Ms. Rice with your hand of protection this autumn and bless her comings and goings this autumn. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.
Jennifer Rice was elected MLA for North Coast in 2013, and re-elected in 2017. Jennifer is the Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness, and previously served as the Official Opposition spokesperson for Rural and Northern Health, Northern Economic Development, and is deputy spokesperson for Children and Family Development.
A former city councillor for the municipality of Prince Rupert, Jennifer sat on her local Ferries Advisory Committee and on the North West Regional Hospital District board. Jennifer has played an important role in creating healthy, inclusive and sustainable communities, working with the T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation.
Through her work with environmental non-profits and northern community groups, Jennifer has built strong relationships with commercial and sports fishers, tourism operators and First Nations who all depend on a healthy marine environment for long-term viability.
Jennifer was born and raised in Ottawa where she worked with seniors in long-term care facilities and in the watersports industry. She moved to B.C. ten years ago and currently resides in Prince Rupert.