Cabinet is supported
in its decision-making functions by a number of committees: Agenda
and Priorities Committee; Standing Policy Committees; Legislative
Review Committee and Treasury
The Agenda and
Priorities Committee provides direction in the development of the
strategic agenda for the Government. It assists in policy
development by reviewing significant changes in policy and refers
these matters to Standing Policy Committees or Cabinet. It reviews
and recommends to Cabinet all fiscal issues that arise outside of
the Treasury Board process. It also reviews all issues of a
strategic or high profile nature, including legislation.
The Standing Policy
Committees review and make recommendations on government policies,
programs and legislation and hear public and private submissions. In
addition, the Committees' deliberations will include consideration
of the budgetary implications of each proposal as well as
implementation and communications strategies.
The Committees also
review department budgets annually in order that Committee members
have the opportunity to provide comments and suggestions for
consideration by the Ministers in preparation of the upcoming annual budget and three-year business plans.
Review Committee reviews all proposed government legislation to
ensure that the direction given by Caucus has been captured in the
Treasury Board is a
legislated committee. Its role, as set out in the Financial
Administration Act, is to formulate general management policies
relating to the business and affairs of Crown and Provincial
agencies and to perform any acts it considers necessary to ensure
that those policies are carried out.
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