Treasury Board Secretariat

… a core concept in Governance and Institutions and Atlas100

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Concept description

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.”

Treasury Board

“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
List of Former Presidents of the Treasury Board since Confederation
Name From To
Scott Brison 2015-11-04 present
Tony Clement 2011-05-18 2015-11-04
Stockwell Day 2010-01-19 2011-05-18
Vic Toews 2007-01-04 2010-01-19
John Baird 2006-02-06 2007-01-04
Reg Alcock 2003-12-12 2006-02-05
Lucienne Robillard 1999-08-03 2003-12-11
Marcel Massé 1996-01-25 1999-08-02
Arthur C. Eggleton 1993-11-04 1996-01-24
James S. Edwards 1993-06-25 1993-11-03
Gilles Loiselle 1990-09-20 1993-06-24
Robert René de Cotret 1989-01-30 1990-09-19
Doug Lewis (Acting) 1988-12-07 1989-01-29
Pat Carney 1988-03-30 1988-09-27
Don Mazankowski 1987-08-27 1988-03-29
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
Judd Buchanan 1978-11-24 1979-06-03
Robert K. Andras 1976-09-14 1978-11-23
Jean Chrétien 1974-08-08 1976-09-13
Charles M. Drury 1968-07-06 1974-08-07
Edgar J. Benson 1966-10-01 1968-07-05
Mitchell Sharp 1965-11-11 1966-09-30
Walter Gordon 1963-04-22 1965-11-10
Geo. Nowlan 1962-08-09 1963-04-22
Donald Fleming 1957-06-21 1962-08-08
Walter Harris 1954-07-01 1957-06-21
D.C. Abbott 1946-12-10 1954-06-30
Jas. L. Ilsley 1940-07-08 1946-12-09
Jas. L. Ralston 1939-09-06 1940-07-04
C.A. Dunning 1935-10-23 1939-09-05
E.N. Rhodes 1932-02-03 1935-10-23
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
R.B. Bennett 1926-07-13 1926-09-25
H.L. Drayton 1926-06-29 1926-07-12
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
Mackenzie Bowell 1896-01-06 1896-01-14
Geo. E. Foster 1888-05-29 1896-01-05
Sr. Charles Tupper 1887-01-27 1888-05-22
A.W. McLelan 1885-12-10 1887-01-26
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
Francis Hincks 1869-10-09 1873-02-21
John Rose 1867-11-18 1869-09-30
A.T. Galt 1867-07-02 1867-11-07
Atlas topic, subject, and course

Machinery of Government (core topic) in Governance and Institutions and Atlas100 Governance and Institutions.

Source

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.

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 24 August 2016.

Image: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat website at https://www.canada.ca/en/treasury-board-secretariat/index.html, accessed 26 August 2016.