Treasury Board Secretariat
The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) website describes the Secretariat’s roles as follows:
“The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat provides advice and makes recommendations to the Treasury Board committee of ministers on how the government spends money on programs and services, how it regulates and how it is managed. The Secretariat helps ensure tax dollars are spent wisely and effectively for Canadians.”
“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. Scott Brison 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. He carries out his 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.”
Former Presidents of the Treasury Board
|Arthur C. Eggleton||1993-11-04||1996-01-24|
|James S. Edwards||1993-06-25||1993-11-03|
|Robert René de Cotret||1989-01-30||1990-09-19|
|Doug Lewis (Acting)||1988-12-07||1989-01-29|
|Robert René de Cotret||1984-09-17||1987-08-26|
|Herbert E. Gray||1982-10-01||1984-09-16|
|Donald J. Johnston||1980-03-03||1982-09-29|
|Sinclair M. Stevens||1979-06-04||1980-03-02|
|Robert K. Andras||1976-09-14||1978-11-23|
|Charles M. Drury||1968-07-06||1974-08-07|
|Edgar J. Benson||1966-10-01||1968-07-05|
|Jas. L. Ilsley||1940-07-08||1946-12-09|
|Jas. L. Ralston||1939-09-06||1940-07-04|
|R.B. Bennett (P.M.)||1930-08-07||1932-02-02|
|Chas. A. Dunning||1929-11-26||1930-08-07|
|Jas. A. Robb||1926-09-25||1929-11-11|
|Jas. A. Robb||1925-09-05||1926-06-28|
|Wm. S. Fielding||1921-12-29||1925-09-04|
|Henry L. Drayton||1919-08-02||1921-12-29|
|Wm. T. White||1911-10-10||1919-08-01|
|Wm. S. Fielding||1896-07-20||1911-10-06|
|Geo. E. Foster||1896-01-15||1896-07-08|
|Geo. E. Foster||1888-05-29||1896-01-05|
|Sr. Charles Tupper||1887-01-27||1888-05-22|
|Samuel L. Tilley||1878-10-17||1885-11-10|
|Richard J. Cartwright||1873-11-07||1878-10-08|
|Samuel L. Tilley||1873-02-22||1873-11-05|
Atlas topic, subject, and course
https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/index.html, http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ip-pi/tb-ct/index-eng.asp; http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/ip-pi/tb-ct/former-anciens-eng.asp, accessed 26 August 2016.
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Image: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat website at https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/index.html, accessed 26 August 2016.