Heavenly Father, today we pray for MLA Jennifer Rice. This is a new year; may she feel your love and grace upon her as she continues to work on behalf of British Columbians. As Jennifer works with the emergency preparedness, we ask that you would give her insight and wisdom in all she does. Thank you for her willingness and may you give strength and health to her today. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Jennifer Rice was elected MLA for North Coast in 2013, 2017 and re-elected in 2020 and is Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness. She is a former city councillor for the municipality of Prince Rupert. Through her work with environmental non-profits and northern community groups, Jennifer has built relationships with commercial and sports fishers, tourism operators and First Nations. She is responsible for representing a vast portion of the Great Bear Rainforest, and many remote and indigenous communities. Her first-hand experiences with the Heiltsuk First Nation during the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill as well as two earthquake and tsunami evacuations were driving factors for her interest in emergency preparedness. Considering the significant seismic risk faced in B.C. and the increasing impacts of a changing climate, she believes in helping communities adapt by building resiliency.