About the Treasury Board of Canada
The Treasury Board is a Cabinet committee of the Queen’s Privy Council of Canada. It was established in 1867 and given statutory powers in 1869. Jane Philpott is the current President.
The Treasury Board is responsible for accountability and ethics, financial, personnel and administrative management, comptrollership, approving regulations and most Orders-in-Council.
The formal role of the President is to chair the Treasury Board. She carries out her responsibility for the management of the government by translating the policies and programs approved by Cabinet into operational reality and by providing departments with the resources and the administrative environment they need to do their work. The Treasury Board has an administrative arm, the Secretariat, which was part of the Department of Finance until it was proclaimed a department in 1966.
Treasury Board Members
- The Hon. Jane Philpott
- The Hon. Seamus Thomas Harris O’Regan
- The Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos
- The Hon. William Francis Morneau
- The Hon. Mary Ng
- The Hon. Carla Qualtrough
- The Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau
- The Hon. James Gordon Carr
- The Hon. Patricia A. Hajdu
- The Hon. Ahmed Hussen
- The Hon. Mélanie Joly
- The Hon. Ginette C. Petitpas Taylor
- The Hon. Harjit Singh Sajjan
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