Premier appoints parliamentary secretaries for rural health, watershed restoration
Premier David Eby has issued the following statement on the appointment of Jennifer Rice as Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Health, and Fin Donnelly as Parliamentary Secretary for Watershed Restoration:
“Rural, remote and First Nations communities face urgent and unique challenges, particularly when it comes to attracting and retaining health professionals. That’s why I have appointed Jenifer Rice as our Parliamentary for Rural Health. Jennifer has done extraordinary work on emergency preparedness at a time when our province has faced unprecedented climate disasters. I know she’ll work just as diligently with the minister of health to deliver results for rural and remote British Columbians.
“Protecting and restoring B.C.’s watersheds is a priority for British Columbians and for our government. As a decades-long advocate for environmental protection, I can’t think of anyone better than Fin Donnelly to serve as our government’s first Parliamentary Secretary for Watershed Restoration. I know we can count on him to work with First Nations, communities and stakeholders to help protect our clean water sources now and for future generations.”