Message from the Minister
and Accountability Statement

Photograph -- Honourable Wally Oppal.I am pleased to present the Ministry of Attorney General Service Plan for 2007/08 – 2009/10. This plan strengthens the Ministry's ongoing commitment to provide British Columbians with an effective justice system and introduces a new emphasis on justice system transformation. This is reflected by a new core business area — Justice Transformation — through which we will pursue justice integration, justice efficiencies and crime prevention.

To serve the needs of the public, the Ministry will collaborate with justice agencies and social agencies and work together with communities to set priorities for building stronger, safer communities. An integrated justice system will be swift, efficient, cost-effective, and will result in fair resolution of cases. The system will be accountable and will increase public confidence in the justice system.

This plan also reflects the Ministry's ongoing commitment to realize the social and economic advantages of cultural diversity and immigration. The Ministry will work in partnership with other levels of government to welcome immigrants and help them adapt to a new life in the province.

The Ministry of Attorney General 2007/08 – 2009/10 Service Plan was prepared under my direction in accordance with the Budget Transparency and Accountability Act. I am accountable for the basis on which the plan has been prepared. All material fiscal assumptions and policy decisions as of February 16, 2007, have been considered in preparing the plan, and I am accountable for achieving the specific objectives in the plan.

Honourable Wally Oppal
Attorney General
and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism

February 16, 2007

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