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’20 for 2020’ ... reconfigure all government ministries, to more closely align them in sensible groupings, or singular entities

Again, it’s been another busy day with the Thoughts on BC Politics and More blog site, however, not to late for todays “20 for 2020” idea and commentary.

Right now, our provincial government operates under nearly two dozen separate ministries – do we really need that many?  Perhaps it's time to look at incorporating the 4 P's into government.

With that in mind, I'd like
The Four "P's" of the Lean Philosophy

recommend beginning with a reconfiguration of all government ministries, to more closely align them in sensible groupings, or singular entities. Here are my suggestions ...

Agriculture and Food

Attorney General

Citizen Services ... including:

Arts, Culture, and Tourism

Emergency Preparedness
Indigenous Relations

Parks and Recreation

Rural Development

Education ... including:

K to 12

Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Jobs, Trades, and Technology

Family Services ... including:

Social Development

Poverty Reduction

Children and Family Development


Health and Wellness ... including
Mental Health

Environment and Green Technologies

Finance ... including:

Municipal Affairs

Small Business

The Economy

Municipal Affairs and Small Business

Natural Resources ... including:


Oil and gas


Public Safety and Solicitor General

Transportation and Infrastructure

Of course, this is just one suggestion, however it seems that how government operates and functions, would be easier to understand for the people of BC, if grouped in a way at least similar to this.

So, with that we end today's proposition in our series of “20 for 2020”.  And just a reminder ... if you have missed any of them, here are the links to the series so far:

#3 … there should be a full review of all license costs and fees, which the provincial government has imposed upon us, to see where and how they are being used


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