Jennifer Rice

North Coast

Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Health
Jennifer's Community Office
290 - 309 2nd Ave West, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 3T1

About Jennifer

Jennifer Rice was elected MLA for North Coast in 2013 2017, and re-elected in 2020. She is the Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Health.

Jennifer previously served as the Official Opposition spokesperson for Northern Economic Development, Rural and Northern Health, and was deputy spokesperson 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 all 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 as well two earthquake and tsunami evacuations were rousing 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 through an all hazards approach.

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Latest News for Jennifer Rice

BCNDP MLA Jennifer Rice says funding will deliver economic diversification projects to the North Coast

BELLA COOLA – New Democrat Jennifer Rice says that funding will deliver projects to people along the North Coast. Local governments, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations throughout the Coast and Vancouver Island are receiving funding to promote economic diversification, clean economy opportunities and infrastructure development. …