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MLA Jennifer Rice, North Coast

Dear Jesus, we pray for Jennifer Rice, MLA of the North Coast. Bless her with a gentle grace and a peace beyond understanding. May you give her strength as she cares not only for her own child but also for the health of families in the North. Give her discernment so that she can prioritize the needs of British Columbians well. Give her strength to face any adversity that may come her way today. May she draw from your abundant love and mercy. Amen.

Jennifer Rice was elected MLA for North Coast in 2013, and 2017 and re-elected in 2020 and is the Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Health.  Jennifer previously served as the Official Opposition critic for Northern Economic Development, Rural and Northern Health, and was deputy critic for Children and Family Development. 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 strong relationships with commercial and sports fishers, tourism operators and First Nations who depend on a healthy marine environment for long-term sustainability. Representing a vast portion of the Great Bear Rainforest, and many remote and indigenous communities she continues to stand up to protect the B.C. coast and advocate for indigenous rights. Her first-hand experiences with the Heiltsuk First Nation during the Nathan E. Stewart oil spill and two earthquake and tsunami evacuations drove 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.