Treasury Board


Treasury Board

In the Government of Canada, the Treasury Board is the only statutory cabinet committee. It is in charge of the federal civil service, and for much of the operation of the Canadian government. Among its specific duties are negotiating labour agreements with the public service unions and serving as Comptroller General.

The Canadian cabinet is arranged into several committees, but all other ones are informal structures and frequently change. The Treasury Board is the only one created by law ( [http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/F-11 Financial Administration Act] ), and is officially a committee of the privy council. Its role in government makes it far more powerful than most cabinet committees. It is also unique in having its committee chair, President of the Treasury Board, as a separate cabinet minister. The Treasury Board is supported by the Treasury Board Secretariat.

The committee is composed of five of the most powerful cabinet ministers, always including the Minister of Finance. Currently the other four ministers are Marjory LeBreton, Leader of the Government in the Senate and Secretary of State (Seniors), Gordon O'Connor, Minister of National Revenue, Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform. The current President of the Treasury Board is Vic Toews, and the Vice-President is Rona Ambrose. A complete list of [http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/tbs-sct/abu-ans/tb-ct/former-anciens-eng.asp former Presidents of the Treasury Board] is available on the website of the Treasury Board Secretariat.

See also

* Treasury Board Secretariat
* Security clearances

Related Legislation

* Access to Information Act
* Auditor General Act
* Crown Corporations Dissolution or Transfer Authorization Act
* Diplomatic Service (Special) Superannuation Act
* Employment Equity Act
* Federal Real Property and Federal Immovables Act
* Financial Administration Act
* Governor General's Act
* Lieutenant Governors Superannuation Act
* Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act
* Official Languages Act
* Privacy Act
* Public Pensions Reporting Act
* Public Sector Compensation Act
* Public Sector Pension Investment Board Act
* Public Service Employment Act
* Public Service Pension Adjustment Act
* Public Service Staff Relations Act
* Public Service Superannuation Act
* Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act
* Security of Information Act

External links

* [http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat]


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