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St. Paul’s Hospital Redevelopment as a Priority

St. Paul’s Hospital Redevelopment as a Priority

Minister of Health New Mandate Letter Includes St. Paul’s Hospital Redevelopment as a Priority

Mandate letters stressing key priorities, including the need to renew economic growth, secure long-lasting prosperity and welcome private-sector investment were issued to each cabinet minister today, announced Premier Christy Clark.

The mandate letter to the Minister of Health includes St. Paul’s redevelopment planning as a priority: “5. Finalize the St. Paul’s and Royal Columbian Hospital revitalization plans.”

The letter can be viewed here: http://www.gov.bc.ca/premier/cabinet_ministers/terry_lake_mandate_letter.pdf

Each minister has received a mandate letter that outlines ministry-specific priorities for the coming year. Priorities include controlling spending to balance ministerial budgets and the government budget, ensuring development opportunities are seized in the province where they make economic and environmental sense, and ensuring a common platform of compensation and accountability principles is implemented across the broader public sector.

“I’m proud of the accomplishments government has achieved in this past year,” said Premier Clark. “I would like to thank my colleagues for their leadership, and hard-working government staff for delivering priority programs and services within tight budgets. And I thank taxpayers for their patience and forbearance as we chart a course to renewed economic growth and prosperity in B.C.”

Premier Clark first issued ministry mandate letters on June 7, 2013. The mandate letters are designed to act as ongoing work plans for each ministry to be updated on an annual basis.