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43rd Parliament, 1st Session (December 5, 2019 - August 18, 2020) Latest Session

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

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

  • the format and content of all estimates documents; and
  • the effectiveness, management, and expenditure plans of:
    • central departments and agencies;
    • new information and communication technologies adopted by the government;
    • cross-departmental mandates, including programs delivered by more than one department or agency;
    • 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 mandated to examine and conduct studies related to the following organizations:

Central Departments and Agencies

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

Organizations Related to Human Resources Matters

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

Crown Corporations

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

Other Organizations

  • Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat
  • Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
  • Office of the Governor General’s Secretary
  • Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer
  • Office of the Procurement Ombudsman
  • Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada