Lord, it is a pleasure to bring Jennifer Rice before you in prayer, and we thank you for her dedicated service to her community and to legislature as MLA for North Coast. Please afford her your wisdom and discernment and employ Ms. Rice’s experience and education to assist in making critical decisions for the province. Please keep Ms. Rice and her loved ones in good health, and provide strength and times of rest and relaxation when needed. In the name of Jesus, we pray. 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.