Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, introduced her son from her seat in the legislative chamber. After giving birth to her first child, Zavier Matieschyn, and an eight-week maternity leave, the minister has made the following statement:
“On March 8 of this year, the B.C. legislative assembly unanimously supported a rule change that allows infants to be on the floor of the legislative chamber while in the care of a parent. This follows previous changes, over the last two decades, such as adding change tables in the washrooms and allowing for maternity leave.
“In 2018, women take on many roles, including motherhood and careers. By improving access to affordable, quality child care programs and supportive workplaces, it’s more and more possible that we’re able to continue in our jobs and careers while being a parent.”
For a photo of the minister and Zavier Matieschyn, visit: https://flic.kr/p/PX5K1U