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Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services

 

 

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Welcome

The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services is one of ten permanent committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

The Committee holds an annual public consultation on the provincial budget. The Committee released its unanimous report (Volume I and Volume II) on the Budget 2021 Consultation on August 21, 2020. Read more in the Media Release.

The Committee also reviews and considers the annual reports, service plans and budget estimates of B.C.'s nine statutory offices. The Committee released its Interim Report on Statutory Offices on June 15, 2020.

Terms of Reference

​On February 18, 2020, the Legislative Assembly agreed that the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services be empowered 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; and

  2. Prepare a report no later than November 15, 2020, on the results of those consultations.

That the Committee be empowered to consider and make recommendations on the annual reports, rolling three-year service plans and budgets of the statutory officers, namely, the:

    1. Auditor General
    2. Chief Electoral Officer
    3. Conflict of Interest Commissioner
    4. Human Rights Commissioner
    5. Information and Privacy Commissioner
    6. Merit Commissioner
    7. Ombudsperson
    8. Police Complaint Commissioner
    9. Representative for Children and Youth

and that the Committee be empowered to inquire into and make recommendations with respect to other matters brought to the Committee's attention by any of aforementioned statutory officers.

That the Committee be designated as the Committee referred to in sections 19, 20, 21 and 23 of the Auditor General Act (R.S.B.C. 2003, c. 2) and that the report in section 22 of the Auditor General Act (R.S.B.C. 2003, c. 2) be referred to the Committee.

That, in addition to the powers previously conferred upon the Select Standing Committes of the House, the Committee be empowered to:

  1. Appoint of its number one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the Committee and to delegate to the subcommittees all or any of its powers except the power to report directly to the House;
  2. 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. Conduct consultations by any means the Committee considers appropriate;
  4. Adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and
  5. 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/992020-08-21T17:00:00Z<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/Reports/Budget%202021%20Cover_Volume%20I.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/1002020-08-21T17:00:00Z<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/Reports/Budget%202021%20Cover_Volume%20II.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/972020-06-15T07:00:00Z<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-06-15_Interim-Report_Web.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

 

 

2020-08-21T07:00:00Zhttps://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/media-releases/79Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services1<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/MR/MR_FGS_2020-08-21_Budget2021Report_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>
2020-06-01T07:00:00Zhttps://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/media-releases/76Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services1<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/Budget2021Consultation/MR_FGS_2020-06-01_Budget-2021-Consultation.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>
2020-05-06T07:00:00Zhttps://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/media-releases/75Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services1<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/budget-2021/MR_FGS_2020-05-06_Budget-2021-Consultation.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="/_layouts/15/IMAGES/icpdf.png" />PDF</a>

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Budget 2021 Consultation SubmissionsBudget 2021 Consultation Submissions<p>Submissions received by the Committee as part of its Budget 2021 Consultation will be posted soon.</p>

Meeting Documents

 

 

Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20200918-Finance-0830Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents" target="_blank">Correspondence from Elections BC to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Goverment Services, <em>Supplementary Funding Requirements</em>, August 21, 2020​​</a></p>9/18/2020 3:30:00 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/20200430-Finance-0900Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-30_Ombuds_Holding-Pattern-Infographic.pdf" target="_blank">​​​Office of the Ombudsperson, <em>Investigative Update, Holding Pattern: Call Wait Times for Income and Disability Assistance </em>(February 2020)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-30_Ombuds_Holding-Pattern-Monitoring-Update.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Ombudsperson, <em>Systemic Investigation Update, Holding Pattern: Call Wait Times for Income and Disability Assistance</em> (February 2020)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-30_Ombuds_PIDA-Checklist-for-Chief-Executives.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Ombudsperson, <em>Public Interest Disclosure Act: Checklist for Chief Executives</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-30_Ombuds_PID-Conference-Agenda.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Ombudsperson, <em>Promoting Integrity in the Public Sector, BC’s new Public Interest Disclosure Act, Conference Agenda</em></a></p>4/30/2020 4:00:00 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/20200429-Finance-0900Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-29_HRC_Memo.pdf" target="_blank">​​Office of the Human Rights Commissioner correspondence, Financial and Operational Update</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-29_HRC_Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Human Rights Commissioner presentation, Financial and Operational Update</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-29_RCY_Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Representative for Children and Youth, <em>Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-29_RCY-ARSP-2018-2019.pdf" target="_blank">Representative for Children and Youth, <em>Annual Report 2018/19 and Service Plan 2019/20 to 2021/22</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-29_RCY-AR-Financials-2019.pdf" target="_blank">Representative for Children and Youth, <em>Financial Statements 2018/19</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-29_OPCC_Interim-Report.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner,<em> Interim Report to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-29_OPCC_Service-Plan-Final_amended.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, <em>Amended Service Plan 2019/20 to 2021/22</em></a></p>4/29/2020 4:00:00 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/20200428-Finance-0945Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services<p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-28_IPC_Tips-for-PBs-and-Orgs-remote-work.pdf" target="_blank">​​​​​​Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, <em>Tips for PBs and organizations setting up remote workspaces </em>(March 17, 2020)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-28_IPC_Decision-Extension-of-Time.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, <em>Decision of the Commissioner: Extension of Time</em> (March 18, 2020)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-28_IPC_FIPPA-and-online-learning-during-COVID-19.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, <em>FIPPA and online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic </em>(April 8, 2020) </a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-28_IPC_Stmt-FOI-COVID-19.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, <em>Statement from Commissioner on FOI during the COVID-19 pandemic </em>(April 22, 2020)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-28_IPC_Decision_2020-04-22.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, <em>Decision of the Commissioner: Extension of Time </em>(April 22, 2020)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-28_ORL_Exemption-Process-Former-Office-Holders.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists, <em>Exemption Process for Former Office Holders</em> (February 5, 2020)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-28_ORL_Are-You-a-Lobbyist-in-BC.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists, <em>Are You a Lobbyist in BC? </em>(February 6, 2020)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-28_ORL_New-registry.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists, New Registry (Screenshot of registry functionality)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-28_COIC_Annual-Report-2018.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner, <em>Annual Report 2018</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-28_COIC_Supp-Tables_Adjusted.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner, revised Budget Submission Supplementary Table</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-28_OAG-Presentation.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General presentation, Financial and Operational Update</a></p>4/28/2020 4:45:00 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/20200408-Finance-1000Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-08_EBC_Supp-Funding-Request_Letter.pdf" target="_blank">Correspondence from Elections BC to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, March 13, 2020</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/41st-parliament/5th-session/fgs/meeting-documents/2020-04-08_EBC_Supp-Funding-Request_Proposal.pdf" target="_blank">Elections BC, <em>Budget Proposal, Legislative Changes, Election Amendment Act, 2019</em></a></p>4/8/2020 5:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services

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