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42nd Parliament, 1st Session (December 3, 2015 - September 11, 2019) Latest Session

The mandate of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates focuses on the effectiveness and proper functioning of government operations as well as on the estimates process.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(c), the Committee’s mandate includes primarily the study of:

  • the effectiveness of government operations;
  • the expenditure budgets of central departments and agencies;
  • the format and content of all estimates documents;
  • cross-departmental mandates, including programs delivered by more than one department or agency;
  • new information and communication technologies adopted by the government;
  • the operational and expenditure plans of Crown Corporations and agencies that have not been specifically referred to another standing committee; and
  • statutory programs, tax expenditures, loan guarantees, contingency funds and private foundations deriving the majority of their funding from the Government of Canada.

The Committee is specifically mandated to examine and conduct studies related to the following organizations:

Central Departments and Agencies

  • Privy Council Office/Prime Minister’s Office
  • Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Shared Services Canada

Organizations Related to Human Resources Matters

  • Public Service Commission
  • Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Canada School of Public Service Public
  • Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board
  • Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal

Other Organizations

  • Office of the Secretary to the Governor General
  • Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat
  • Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner
  • Office of the Procurement Ombudsman
  • Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board

Crown Corporations

  • Canada Post Corporation
  • Canada Lands Company Limited
  • Defence Construction (1951) Limited
  • Old Port of Montréal Corporation Inc.
  • Public Sector Pension Investment Board
  • Parc Downsview Park Inc.