Message from the Premier
and Accountability Statement

Photograph -- Honourable Gordon Campbell.I am pleased to present the Service Plan for the Office of the Premier for the period of April 2007 through March 2010. This plan is presented in accordance with Section 13 of the Budget Transparency and Accountability Act.

British Columbia is experiencing an exciting time. Our economy is robust, unemployment is at the lowest rate in 30 years, and British Columbians are feeling positive about our province and what our collective future can be. Our government is moving forward with plans and actions to keep our economy strong, to improve the lives of British Columbians, and to take advantage of the extraordinary opportunities that are before us.

Our government is continuing to build a strong new relationship with First Nations, concluding treaties and working to close the gaps between First Nations and non-First Nations in health, housing, education and economic opportunities. We are working to improve our health care system and the health of British Columbians. As Canada's Pacific province, we are building a gateway to the Asia-Pacific to strengthen cultural and economic ties with Asia-Pacific nations and implementing a Pacific Leadership agenda. We are working to ensure that we have vibrant, connected communities that are socially responsible and environmentally sustainable, and we are improving our competitiveness and productivity through education, skills training and immigration.

The Office of the Premier will continue to lead government to build on these initiatives and others that will allow us to achieve government's Five Great Goals while continuing our commitment to fiscal responsibility, transparency and accountability.

The 2007/08 – 2009/10 Office of the Premier 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 12, 2007, have been considered in preparing the plan, and I am accountable for achieving the specific objectives in the plan.

Honourable Gordon Campbell

February 12, 2007

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