There are those who make New Year’s resolutions, and those who don’t.

I think resolutions are all about being realistic, about setting clear and achievable goals, and knowing how to achieve them.

The Government set our 2012 resolutions in place before Christmas in the Speech from the Throne.  A more competitive and internationally-focused economy with less debt, more jobs and higher incomes.

A strong economy in turn provides the resources necessary to protect the vulnerable in society, maintain the rule of law, provide high-quality public services, look after the environment, and provide opportunities for young people.

Just like any resolutions, now we have to roll our sleeves up and get on with it.  I hope 2012 is a good year for everyone and wish you all the best of luck for it.