Departmental Performance Report - Privy Council Office

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For the period ending March 31, 2002

The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien
Prime Minister of Canada

Table of Contents

I   Message from the Prime Minister

II  Departmental Performance

A. Context

B. Performance Accomplishments

Annex A - Departmental Overview

Annex B - Financial Performance

Annex C - Other Information

I  Message from the Prime Minister

Over the last year, the Privy Council Office played a central role in advancing the Government's agenda, as set out in the 2001 Speech from the Throne, by providing professional, non-partisan policy advice and support to myself and my Ministers.

In particular, the Privy Council Office was instrumental in making progress on renewable energy, Canada's cultural industries, and strategic infrastructure. It also played a key role in supporting Ministers in priority areas such as Aboriginal policy, climate change, the voluntary sector and official languages.

To address long-term sustainability issues related to Canada's universally accessible, publicly-funded health system, with the assistance of the Privy Council Office, the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada was launched in April 2001.

With respect to the events of September 11, 2001, the Privy Council Office played a central role in ensuring that governmental actions were strategic, coordinated and rapid. A Borders Task Force was set up within the Privy Council Office to coordinate governmental efforts on border issues. Throughout the year, balance was successfully achieved and the Government was able to enhance security while advancing priorities. The Privy Council Office, along with all public servants, ensured that actions taken addressed security needs and reflected the values of Canadians. I wish to express my gratitude for their hard work during this extraordinary period.

I firmly believe that Canada's future is unlimited. As Canada's Prime Minister, I will continue to rely on the Privy Council Office for their expert support and advice.

I am pleased to present the 2001-2002 Departmental Performance Report for the Privy Council Office. This document reports on the Privy Council Office's performance in achieving the commitments made in the 2001-2002 Report on Plans and Priorities.