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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 Committee released its Budget 2017 Consultation Report on November 15, 2016.

In addition, the Committee is empowered to consider and to make recommendations on the annual reports, rolling three-year service plans, and budgets of B.C.'s eight statutory offices. The Committee's Report on Statutory Office Budgets was released on December 8, 2016. Read more in the media release.

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.

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, BC V8V 1X4
Canada

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

Members

Committee Reports

 

 

https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-reports/532016-12-08T08:00:00Z<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/Reports/SSCFGS-40-5_SOReviewReport_2016-12-08.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>1Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services
https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-reports/482016-11-15T08:00:00Z<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/Reports/FGS-2016-11-15-Report_BudgetConsultation.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>1Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services

Committee Documents

Media Releases

 

 

2016-08-12T07:00:00Zhttps://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/media-releases/38Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services0<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/Fall2016Consultations/Fin-MediaRelease_20160812.pdf"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>
2016-09-15T07:00:00Zhttps://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/media-releases/39Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services0<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/Fall2016Consultations/Fin-MediaRelease_20160915.pdf"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>
2016-12-08T08:00:00Zhttps://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/media-releases/46Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services0<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/Reports/SSCFGS_Media%20Release_SOReview_2016-12-08.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>

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2016-08-12T07:00:00Zhttps://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/advertisements/47Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services1<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/Fall2016Consultations/Fin-Advertisement-Fall2016_Final.pdf"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>

 

 

Meeting Documents

 

 

Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20161114-Finance-1000Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-14/COI-BudgetProposal-2017-2020.pdf"> </a> <p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-14/COI-BudgetProposal-2017-2020.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner, <em>Budget Proposal, Fiscal Years 2017/18 –  2019/20</em></a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-14/COI-AnnualReport_2015.pdf" target="_blank"> Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner, <em>2015 Annual Report</em></a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-14/COI-StatOfficerBudgetWorksheets.pdf" target="_blank"> Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner, <em>Budget Submission Supplementary Tables</em></a></p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-14/RCY-BudgetSubmissionSummary.pdf"> </a> <p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-14/RCY-BudgetSubmissionSummary.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, <em> Budget Submission, Fiscal  Years  2017/18 – 2019-20</em></a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-14/RCY-FY16-AnnualReportAndService%20Plan.pdf" target="_blank"> Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, <em>Annual Report 2015/16 and Service Plan 2016/17 to 2017/18</em></a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-14/RCY-StatOfficerBudgetWorksheets.pdf" target="_blank"> Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, Budget Submission Supplementary Tables</a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-14/RCY-SignedAuditOpinionAndStatement.pdf" target="_blank"> Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, <em>Audit of the Statement of Expenditure for the Year Ended March 31, 2016</em></a></p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-14/MC-BudgetSubmission2017-18-2019-20.pdf"> </a> <p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-14/MC-BudgetSubmission2017-18-2019-20.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Merit Commissioner, <em>Budget Submission, Fiscal Years 2017/18 – 2019/20</em></a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-14/MC-AnnualReport2015_16.pdf" target="_blank"> Office of the Merit Commissioner, <em>Annual Report 2015/16</em></a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-14/MC-ServicePlan2017-18-2019-20.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Merit Commissioner, <em>Service Plan, Fiscal Years 2017/18 – 2019/20</em></a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-14/MC-StatOfficerBudgetWorksheets.pdf" target="_blank"> Office of the Merit Commissioner, Budget Submission Supplementary Tables</a></p> 11/14/2016 6:00:00 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/20161109-Finance-0900Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-09/OPCC-BudgetSubmission.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner,<em> Budget Submission 2017/2018 to 2019/2020</em></a><br><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-09/OPCC-AnnualReport2015-2016.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, <em>Annual Report 2015/2016</em></a><br><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-09/OPCC-ServicePlan2017-18to2019-20.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, <em>Service Plan 2017/18 to 2019/20</em></a><br><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-09/OPPC-StatOfficerBudgetWorksheets.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, Budget Submission Supplementary Tables</a></p>11/9/2016 5:00:00 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/20161101-Finance-1000Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-OIPC-Budget_Submission.pdf" target="_blank"> Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia and Office of the Registrar Lobbyists, <em>Budget Submission, Fiscal Years 2017/18-2019/20</em></a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-OIPC-AnnualReport.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia and Office of the Registrar Lobbyists, <em>Annual Report 2015 2016</em></a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-OIPC-Service_Plan.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia and Office of the Registrar Lobbyists, <em>Service Plan, Fiscal Years 2017/18-2019/20</em></a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-OIPC-StatOfficerBudgetWorksheets.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia and Office of the Registrar Lobbyists, Budget Submission Supplementary Tables</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-EBC-BudgetProposal.pdf" target="_blank">Elections BC, <em>Budget Proposal 2017/18-2019/20</em></a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-EBC-AnnualReport-ServicePlan.pdf" target="_blank">Elections BC, <em>Annual Report 2015/16 and Service Plan 2016/17-2018-19</em></a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-EBC-StatOfficerBudgetWorksheets.pdf" target="_blank">Elections BC, Budget Submission Supplementary Tables</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-OAG-EstimateOfResources.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General, <em>2017/18 Estimate of Resources</em></a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-OAG-FinancialStatements.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General, <em>Financial Statement 2015/16</em></a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-OAG-Annual_Report.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General, <em>Annual Report 2015/16</em></a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-OAG-ServicePlan.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General, <em>Service Plan 2016/17 – 2018/19</em></a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-OAG-StatOfficerBudgetWorksheets.pdf" target="_blank">Elections BC, Budget Submission Supplementary Tables</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-Ombuds-BudgetSubmissionPresentation.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Ombudsperson, <em>Budget Submission 2017/2018-2019/2020,</em> Presentation to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, November 1, 2016</a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-Ombuds-BudgetSubmission.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Ombudsperson, <em>Budget Submission 2017/2018-2019/2020</em></a><br> <em> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-Ombuds-AnnualReport.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Ombudsperson, 2015-2016 Annual Report</a></em><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-Ombuds-ServicePlan.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Ombudsperson, <em>Service Plan 2017/2018 – 2019/2020</em></a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-Ombuds-StrategicPlan-SpecialReport.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Ombudsperson, <em>Strategic Plan 2016-2021</em></a><br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-OmbudsStatOfficerBudgetWorksheets.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Ombudsperson, Budget Submission Supplementary Tables </a> <br> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/40th-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2016-11-01/20161101-OmbudsReport-UnderInspection.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Ombudsperson Report, <em>Under Inspection: The Hiatus in BC Correctional Centre Inspections</em> (Special Report No. 38, June 2016)</a></p>11/1/2016 5:00:00 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/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" target="_blank">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" target="_blank">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" target="_blank">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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