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Kendra Coombes is at her home with her newborn in Scotchtown, recovering from a cesarean section earlier in July. The Cape Breton Centre-Whitney Pier representative was hoping to be able to attend the summer sitting of the house virtually. A similar accommodation was made earlier this summer for a committee appearance after her doctor recommended against the five-hour drive to Halifax. A poll was taken of all Members of the Legislative Assembly last weekend to allow that to happen for the opening of the session July 26th, 2022. It needed unanimous acceptance to happen, and at least one person voted "no". A resolution was introduced and accepted as the session got underway to allow Coombes to join virtually. But there are other concerns about access and representation according to the New Democrat member who noted her first child was born while she was a councillor at Cape Breton Regional Municipality. And she says the report suggesting salary increases also makes recommendations on that topic too.
Kendra Coombes is at her home with her newborn in Scotchtown, recovering from a cesarean section earlier in July. The Cape Breton Centre-Whitney Pier representative was hoping to be able to attend the summer sitting of the house virtually. A similar accommodation was made earlier this summer for a committee appearance after her doctor recommended against the five-hour drive to Halifax. A poll was taken of all Members of the Legislative Assembly last weekend to allow that to happen for the opening of the session July 26th, 2022. It needed unanimous acceptance to happen, and at least one person voted "no". A resolution was introduced and accepted as the session got underway to allow Coombes to join virtually. But there are other concerns about access and representation according to the New Democrat member who noted her first child was born while she was a councillor at Cape Breton Regional Municipality. And she says the report suggesting salary increases also makes recommendations on that topic too. read more read less

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