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Welcome

The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services holds annual province-wide public consultations on the next provincial budget. Pursuant to the Budget Transparency and Accountability Act [SBC 2000] Chapter 23 the consultation period opens by September 15, with the release of the Budget 2017 Consultation Paper by the Minister of Finance. British Columbians can participate by presenting at a public hearing, making a written, audio or video submission, or by completing an online survey.

Registration to present at a public hearing will open on September 6, 2016. More information regarding the registration process for these meetings will be made available here in coming weeks. The locations and dates for the public hearings are available in Committee Meetings.

The Committee is also empowered to consider and to make recommendations on the annual reports, rolling three-year service plans, and budgets of B.C.'s eight statutory officers.

The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services is one of nine permanent all-party committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Further information on the role, functions and work of the Committee, is included in its Terms of Reference.

 

 

Finance Committee announces Budget 2017 public consultation schedulehttps://www.leg.bc.ca/content/Lists/CommitteesNews/DispForm.aspx?ID=33Finance Committee announces Budget 2017 public consultation schedule2016-08-12T07:00:00ZConsultation<p>The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has announced its public hearings schedule for its upcoming Budget 2017 Public Consultations.<br><br>The Committee will hold public hearings in the following locations:</p><p>Vancouver         Monday, Sept. 19<br>Cranbrook         Tuesday, Sept. 20<br>Kamloops          Tuesday, Sept. 20<br>Kelowna             Wednesday, Sept. 21<br>Richmond          Wednesday, Sept. 21<br>Surrey                Thursday, Sept. 22<br>Victoria*             Monday, Sept. 26<br>Prince Rupert     Monday, Oct. 3<br>Dawson Creek    Tuesday, Oct. 4<br>Prince George    Tuesday, Oct. 4<br>Quesnel             Wednesday, Oct. 5<br>Port Hardy         Wednesday, Oct. 5<br>Courtenay          Thursday, Oct. 6<br>Delta                  Thursday, Oct. 6<br>Victoria*             Tuesday, Oct. 11</p><p>*Video/teleconference opportunities for Fort St. John, Fort Nelson, Williams Lake, Smithers, Castlegar, Vernon, Terrace, and Penticton.<br><br>More detail regarding public hearing times and locations will be provided via the Committee Meetings in coming weeks.<br></p>

Terms of Reference

​On March 1, 2016, the Legislative Assembly agreed that the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services be empowered:

  1. To examine, inquire into and make recommendations with respect to the budget consultation paper prepared by the Minister of Finance in accordance with section 2 of the Budget Transparency and Accountability Act, S.B.C. 2000, c. 23 and, in particular, to:
    1. Conduct public consultations across British Columbia on proposals and recommendations regarding the provincial budget and fiscal policy for the coming fiscal year by any means the committee considers appropriate;
    2. Prepare a report no later than November 15, 2016 on the results of those consultations; and
    1. To consider and make recommendations on the annual reports, rolling three-year service plans and budgets of the following statutory officers:
      1. Auditor General
      2. Chief Electoral Officer
      3. Conflict of Interest Commissioner
      4. Information and Privacy Commissioner
      5. Merit Commissioner
      6. Ombudsperson
      7. Police Complaint Commissioner
      8. Representative for Children and Youth; and
    1. To examine, inquire into and make recommendations with respect to other matters brought to the Committee's attention by any of the Officers listed in 2 (a) above.
  2. To be the committee referred to in the sections 19, 20, 21 and 23 of the Auditor General Act, S.B.C. 2003, c. 2 and that the performance report in section 22 of the Auditor General Act, S.B.C. 2003, c. 2, be referred to the committee.

In addition to the powers previously conferred upon the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, the committee shall be empowered:

  1. to appoint of their number one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the Committee;
  2. to sit during a period in which the House is adjourned, during the recess after prorogation until the next following Session and during any sitting of the House;
  3. to adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and
  4. to retain personnel as required to assist the Committee,

and shall report to the House as soon as possible, or following any adjournment, or at the next following Session, as the case may be; to deposit the original of its reports with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly during a period of adjournment and upon resumption of the sittings of the House, the Chair shall present all reports to the Legislative Assembly.

Contact Information

Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services 
c/o Parliamentary Committees Office 
Room 224 
Parliament Buildings 
Victoria, British Columbia 
V8V 1X4   Canada

Phone:(250) 356-2933 (collect)
 1-877-428-8337 (toll-free)
Fax:(250) 356-8172
Email:FinanceCommittee @leg.bc.ca

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Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20160518-Finance-0845Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-05-18/FGS_2016-05-12_Justice_rePermanency.pdf">Correspondence from the Ministry of Justice to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, <em>Representative for Children and Youth Permanency</em>, May 12, 2016​</a></p>5/18/2016 3:45:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20160413-Finance-0800Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-04-13/FIN_20160413_RCY.pdf">Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, Financial and Operational Update to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, April 13, 2016</a>​</p>4/13/2016 3:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20160309-Finance-1730Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-03-09/EBC_2016-03-04_MoF_2016-17_EventRelatedFunding_rcvd.pdf" target="_blank">Correspondence from the Ministry of Finance to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, <em>2016/17 Event-Related Funding for Elections BC</em>, March 4, 2016</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-03-09/FGS_Omb_2016-03-02_InformationPackagesforWitnesses_rcvd.pdf" target="_blank">Correspondence from the Office of the Ombudsperson to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, ​<em>Information Packages for Witnesses</em>, March 2, 2016</a></p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-03-09/FGS_Omb_2016-03-02_InformationPackagesforWitnesses_att1_rcvd.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Office of the Ombudsperson, Ombudsperson Statement, <em>Information for witnesses in Ombudsperson's investigation into the Ministry of Health employment termination matter</em>, February 23, 2016</p></a> <p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-03-09/FGS_Omb_2016-03-02_InformationPackagesforWitnesses_att2_rcvd.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Ombudsperson, <em>Investigation of the Matter Referred by the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services: Information for Witnesses</em>, February 22, 2016</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-03-09/FGS_Omb_2016-03-02_InformationPackagesforWitnesses_att3_rcvd.pdf">Ministry of Justice, <em>Legal Fee Indemnity</em>, February 4, 2016</a></p>3/10/2016 1:30:00 AMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services

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