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The Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts is one of ten permanent all-party committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The Committee reviews and reports to the Legislative Assembly on the audit reports of the Auditor General of British Columbia, providing a public forum for the scrutiny of the economy, effectiveness, and efficiency of government organizations. The Committee also reviews follow-up action plans by audited government organizations on the implementation of audit report recommendations.

The Committee released their report entitled Summary of Activities 2017/18 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Further information on the role, functions and work of the Committee, is included in its Terms of Reference.

Terms of Reference

​On February 26, 2018, the Legislative Assembly agreed:

  1. That all reports of the Auditor General of British Columbia transmitted to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly be deemed referred to the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, with the exception of the report referred to in section 22 of the Auditor General Act, S.B.C. 2003, c. 2, which is referred to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services; and,
  2. That the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts be the committee referred to in sections 6, 7, 10, 13 and 14 of the Auditor General Act, S.B.C. 2003, c. 2.

In addition to the powers previously conferred upon the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the committee 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 and to delegate to the subcommittee all or any of its powers except the power to report directly to the House;
  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 Public Accounts
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)
Email: clerkcomm@leg.bc.ca

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Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20180719-PublicAccounts-1000Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts<p>​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_OAGReport_ExecutiveExpensesSD61.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General report, <em> An Independent Audit of Executive Expenses at School District 61</em> (April 2018) </a></p><p> <a href="https://tst.leg.bc.ca/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_OAGPresentation_ExecutiveExpensesSD61.pdf"> </a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_OAGPresentation_ExecutiveExpensesSD61.pdf" target="_blank"><span>Office of the Auditor General presentation, <em> An Independent Audit of Executive Expenses at School District 61</em></span></a><a href="https://tst.leg.bc.ca/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_GovtPresentation_ExecutiveExpensesSD61.pdf"> </a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_GovtPresentation_ExecutiveExpensesSD61.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Education presentation, <em> An Independent Audit of Executive Expenses at School District 61</em></a><a href="https://tst.leg.bc.ca/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_GovtActionPlan_ExecutiveExpensesSD61.PDF"> </a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_GovtActionPlan_ExecutiveExpensesSD61.PDF">School District No. 61 (Greater Victoria) and Ministry of Education action plan, <em>An Independent Audit of Executive Expenses at School District 61</em>​</a>​</p><p>​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_OAGReport_PromotingHealthyEatingAndPhysicalActivityInK-12.pdf">Office of the Auditor General report, <em> Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in K-12: An Independent Audit</em> (May 2018) </a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_OAGPresentation_PromotingHealthyEatingAndPhysicalActivityInK-12.pdf">Office of the Auditor General presentation, <em> Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in K-12: An Independent Audit</em></a><a href="https://tst.leg.bc.ca/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_GovtPresentation_PromotingHealthyEatingAndPhysicalActivityInK-12.pdf"> </a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_GovtPresentation_PromotingHealthyEatingAndPhysicalActivityInK-12.pdf">Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health presentation, <em>Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in K-12: An Independent Audit</em></a><a href="https://tst.leg.bc.ca/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719-GovtActionPlan_PromotingHealthyEatingAndPhysicalActivityInK-12.pdf"> </a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719-GovtActionPlan_PromotingHealthyEatingAndPhysicalActivityInK-12.pdf">Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health action plan, <em> Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in K-12: An Independent Audit </em> </a></p><p>Additional written information received by the Committee:</p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_CorrRcvd_PSA_EthicsManagement.pdf">BC Public Service Agency correspondence, update on questions and recommendations posed from the Office of the Auditor General report, <em> An Audit of BC Public Service Ethics Management, March 2017</em> (June 4, 2018)</a><a href="https://tst.leg.bc.ca/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_CorrRcvd_AttorneyGeneral_FEMP.pdf"> </a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_CorrRcvd_AttorneyGeneral_FEMP.pdf">Ministry of Attorney General correspondence, update on recommendations posed from the Office of the Auditor General report, <em> An Audit of the Contract for the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, August 2017 </em>(June 6, 2018)</a><a href="https://tst.leg.bc.ca/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_CorrRcvd_MCS_WorkstationSupport.pdf"> </a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_CorrRcvd_MCS_WorkstationSupport.pdf">Ministry of Citizens' Services, response to outstanding questions posed at the Public Accounts Committee meeting on the Office of the Auditor General report, <em> An Audit of Mid-Size Capital Procurement in Post-Secondary Institutions, May 2016 </em>(June 8, 2018)</a><a href="https://tst.leg.bc.ca/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_CorrRcvd_MMAH_Non-ProfitAssetTransferProgram.pdf"> </a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_CorrRcvd_MMAH_Non-ProfitAssetTransferProgram.pdf">Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing correspondence, ​update on recommendations posed from the Office of the Auditor General report, <em> An Audit of BC Housing's Non-Profit Asset Transfer Program, March 2017</em> (June 12, 2018)​ </a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180719_OAGPresentation_FollowupProcess.pdf">Office of the Auditor General presentation, Overview of Committee Follow-up Process</a>​</p> <span style="text-align:left;color:#3b4447;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"segoe ui","segoe",tahoma,helvetica,arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;cursor:text;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;"> </span>7/19/2018 5:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20180612-PublicAccounts-1000Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts​​​​​​​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_OAGReport_BCUC.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>​Office of the Auditor General report, <em>Observations on the BC Utilities Commission</em> (March 2018)</p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_OAGPresentation_BCUC.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Office of the Auditor General presentation, <em>Observations on the BC Utilities Commission</em></p> </a> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_BCUCPresentation.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>British Columbia Utilities Commission presentation, <em>Observations on the BC Utilities Commission</em> </p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_GovtPresentation_BCUC.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Ministry of Attorney General presentation, <em>Observations on the BC Utilities Commission</em> </p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_OAGReport_ProductStewardship.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Office of the Auditor General report, <em>Product Stewardship: An overview of recycling in B.C.</em> (November 2016)</p></a> <p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_OAGPresentation_ProductStewardship.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General presentation, <em>Product Stewardship: An overview of recycling in B.C.</em></a></p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_GovtPresentation_ProductStewardship.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy presentation, <em>Product Stewardship: An overview of recycling in B.C.</em></p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_PAC_2018-04-25_M-MAH-Follow-Up_BCHousingAudit.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing correspondence, <em>response to outstanding question posed at the Public Accounts Committee m​eeting on the Non-Profit Asset Transfer Program, January 31, 2018 </em>(April 25, 2018)</p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_OAGReport_ManagingClimateChangeRisks.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Office of the Auditor General report, <em>Managing Climate Change Risks: An Independent Audit </em>(February 2018)</p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_Report_ClimateChangeActionInCanada.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Canada's Auditors General Report: <em>Perspectives on Climate Change Action in Canada </em>(March 2018) </p></a> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_OAGPresentation_ManagingClimateChangeRisks.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Office of the Auditor General presentation, <em>Managing Climate Change Risks: An Independent Audit </em>(February 2018)</p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_GovtPresentation_ManagingClimateChangeRisks.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy presentation, <em>Managing Climate Change Risks: An Independent Audit </em></p></a> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_GovtActionPlan_ManagingClimateChangeRisks.pdf" target="_blank"> </a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_ClimateActionSecretariat-ActionPlan.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Climate Action Secretariat action plan, <em>Managing Climate Change Risks: An Independent Audit</em></p></a> <p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_MoE-StrategicPolicyDivision-ActionPlan-ManagingClimate%20Change.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, Environmental Sustainability and Strategic Policy Division action plan, <em>Managing Climate Change Risks<em>: An Independent Audit</em></em></a></p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_MoF-ActionPlan-ManagingClimateChange.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development action plan, <em>Managing Climate Change Risks<em>: An Independent Audit</em></em></p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_MoAg-ActionPlan_ManagingClimateChange.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Ministry of Agriculture action plan, <em>Managing Climate Change Risks<em>: An Independent Audit</em></em></p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_MoTI-ActionPlan_ManagingClimateChange.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure action plan, <em>Managing Climate Change Risks<em>: An Independent Audit</em></em></p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_MMAH-ActionPlan_ManagingClimateChange.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing action plan, <em>Managing Climate Change Risks<em>: An Independent Audit</em></em></p></a><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/20180612_EMBC-ActionPlan_ManagingClimateChange.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Emergency Management B.C. action plan, <em>Managing Climate Change Risks<em>: An Independent Audit </em></em></p></a>6/12/2018 5:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20180329-PublicAccounts-1000Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/2018-03-29_OAGReport_GrizzlyBearManagement.pdf" target="_blank"> Office of the Auditor General report, <em>An Independent Audit of Grizzly Bear Management</em> (October 2017)</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/2018-03-29_OAGPresentation_GrizzlyBearManagement.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General presentation, <em>An Independent Audit of Grizzly Bear Management</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/2018-03-29_GovtPresentation_GrizzlyBearManagement.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development presentation, <em>An Independent Audit of Grizzly Bear Management</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/2018-03-29_ActionPlan_GrizzlyBearManagement.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development and Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy action plan, <em>An Independent Audit of Grizzly Bear Management</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/2018-03-29_OAGReport_RecruitmentRetention_NursesInNorthernBC.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General report, <em>An Independent Audit of the Recruitment and Retention of Rural and Remote Nurses in Northern B.C. </em>(February 2018)</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/2018-03-29_OAGPresentation_RecruitmentRetention_NursesInNorthernBC.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General presentation, <em>An Independent Audit of the Recruitment and Retention of Rural and Remote Nurses in Northern B.C. </em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/2018-03-29_GovtPresentation_RecruitmentRetention_NursesInNorthernBC.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Health and Northern Health Authority presentation <em>An Independent Audit of the Recruitment and Retention of Rural and Remote Nurses in Northern B.C.</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/2018-03-29_ActionPlan_RecruitmentRetention_NursesInNorthernBC.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Health and Northern Health Authority action plan, <em>An Independent Audit of the Recruitment and Retention of Rural and Remote Nurses in Northern B.C.</em></a></p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/2018-03-29_OAGReport-PACP2017_18-2019_20.pdf"> </a><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/2018-03-29_OAGReport-PACP2017_18-2019_20.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General report, <em>Performance Audit Coverage Plan 2017/18 2019/20 </em>(January 2018)</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/3rd-session/PAC/MeetingDocuments/2018-03-29_OAGPresentation_PACP2017-18_2019-20.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General presentation, <em>Performance Audit Coverage Plan 2017/18 2019/20​​</em></a></p> 3/29/2018 5:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts

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