|2002/03 Annual Service
Ministry of Attorney General and
Minister Responsible for Treaty Negotiations
am pleased to introduce the 2002/03 Annual Report for the Ministry
of Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Treaty Negotiations,
which provides an update on activities undertaken by the ministry
during fiscal year April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2003.
Over the past year this ministry has worked hard to achieve its
goals, objectives and New Era commitments, and we are proud
of the improvements made to the justice services and programs we
We are finding more efficient ways of resolving civil and family
disputes without using time-consuming, costly judicial and court
resources. We are working closely with the judiciary to improve
courtroom processes and make better use of police and Crown counsel
Through the Treaty Negotiations Office, we continue to work towards
establishing agreements with First Nations throughout the province.
Successful negotiations will yield certainty of property ownership,
which will help bring positive and lasting change to British Columbia's
economy and society.
In the coming year, we will continue to work with our justice partners
to identify ways to improve our justice services, and give British
Columbians access to a justice system that is accessible, affordable
and ensures fairness and equal treatment for all.
Honourable Geoff Plant