British Columbia’s $2.7 billion surplus in the last fiscal year was the result of service cuts and an economy that’s not working for everyone, said Finance Minister Carole James today at a media conference to release the public accounts.

James said her government aims to change spending patterns to give a boost to equality.

“We’re going to focus on allocating the province’s finances in a much more equitable way,” she said. “The people of our province should see the benefit of any strong economy we have.”