Lord, We thank You for the desire to serve that You have placed in MLA: Jennifer Rice’s heart. We ask that You would surround her with wise council and those that would aid her with wisdom in the decisions that she will make to bring prosperity to our province. We pray that You would also give her the ability to determine the value and quality pertaining to the issues at hand, going past the mere perception of things to make detailed determinations. May You place on her heart those things that You know will be a benefit to the people that live in British Columbia. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Jennifer Rice was elected as the MLA for North Coast on May 14, 2013.
Jennifer serves as the Opposition Critic for Rural and Northern Health and as Deputy Critic 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. During her time working with the T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation, she worked tirelessly to protect B.C.’s interests by opposing the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal.
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 is a PADI open Water SCUBA instructor and NCCP Level 1 kayaking instructor. She moved to B.C. ten years ago and currently resides in Prince Rupert.