Balancing the budget is not an end in itself. But it is a necessary
step to restoring sense to the province’s finances. And sensible
finances allow us to get to our real objectives, which are:
First, supporting the jobsHere plan, which will marshal the
resources of the government to support learning, innovation,
and competitiveness, and by doing so create more good,
Second, implementing the Better Care Sooner plan, and
strengthening a health-care system that promotes wellness
and offers the care that people need, all within a financial
envelope that we can afford.
Third, putting kids and learning first.