Message from the Minister of State for
ActNow BC and Accountability Statement

Photograph -- Honourable Gordon HoggOn August 15, 2006 I was sworn in to office as Minister of State for ActNow BC, under the Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts.

By creating a dedicated Minister of State for ActNow BC, Premier Gordon Campbell strengthened the government's focus on the promotion of healthy living and physical fitness. ActNow BC has a mandate to lead and co-ordinate collaborative efforts of ministries and numerous other partners to make changes in society and the environment to make healthy lifestyles easier. ActNow BC focuses on:

  • Healthy eating;
  • Physical activity;
  • Healthy body weight;
  • Living tobacco-free; and
  • Healthy choices in pregnancy.

I am the Minister of State for ActNow BC, and under the Balanced Budget and Ministerial Accountability Act I am accountable for achieving the following results for 2007/08:

  1. ensure that the implementation of the ActNow BC action plan is underway and is having a positive effect on the public, particularly children and seniors;
  2. ensure that all ministries that have the potential to contribute to ActNow BC are contributing to its success;
  3. ensure that local government, community groups, schools and other organizations have clear roles and are fully involved in the implementation of the action plan; and
  4. ensure that funding is aligned with key actions and outcomes.

Honourable Gordon Hogg
Minister of State for ActNow BC

February 12, 2007

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