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The Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts is one of 10 permanent 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 the follow-up action plans by audited government organizations implementing report recommendations.

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

Terms of Reference

On February 17, 2022, the Legislative Assembly agreed 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. For greater certainty, the following exceptions are provided:

  1. the report referred to in section 22 of the Auditor General Act (S.B.C. 2003, c. 2) shall be referred to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services; and
  2. reports of the Auditor General respecting the Legislative Assembly prepared under the provisions of the Legislative Assembly Management Committee Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 258) shall be referred to the Legislative Assembly Management Committee.

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).

That, in addition to the powers previously conferred upon the Select Standing Committees of the House, the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts 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. adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and
  4. retain personnel as required to assist the Committee.

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

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​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)
Fax: 250-356-8172
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/20220516-PublicAccounts-0800Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts <p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-05-16/01_OAG_Report_Cybersecurity-Telework.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General report,<em> Managing Cybersecurity Risk in the Telework Environment </em>(March 2022)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-05-16/02_OAG_AAG_Cybersecurity-Telework.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General, <em>Audit at a Glance</em><em>, Managing Cybersecurity Risk in the Telework Environment</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-05-16/03_MoCS_Presentation_Cybersecurity-Telework.pdf">Ministry of Citizens' Services, presentation<em>, Managing Cybersecurity Risk in the Telework Environment</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-05-16/04_Action_Plan_Cybersecurity-Telework.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Citizens' Services,<em> Action Plan Progress Assessment, Managing Cybersecurity Risk in the Telework Environment</em></a></p>5/16/2022 3:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20220512-PublicAccounts-0800Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts <p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-05-12/1_OAG_Report_BCH_Safe-Spaces.pdf" target="_blank">​Office of the Auditor General report, <em>BC Housing's COVID-19 Response: Additional Safe Spaces for Women and Children Leaving Violence</em> (March 2022)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-05-12/2_OAG_AAG_BCH_Safe-Spaces.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General, Audit at a Glance<em>, BC Housing's COVID-19 Response: Additional Safe Spaces for Women and Children Leaving Violence</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-05-12/3_MoAG_Presentation_Safe-Spaces.pdf" target="_blank">Attorney General and Ministry Responsible for Housing, presentation<em>, BC Housing's COVID-19 Response: Additional Safe Spaces for Women and Children Leaving Violence</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-05-12/4_Action_Plan_Safe-Spaces.pdf" target="_blank">Attorney General and Ministry Responsible for Housing, <em>Action Plan Progress Assessment, BC Housing's COVID-19 Response: Additional Safe Spaces for Women and Children Leaving Violence</em></a></p>5/12/2022 3:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20220510-PublicAccounts-0800Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts <p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-05-10/1_OAG_Report-OCG.pdf" target="_blank">​Office of the Auditor General report, <em>Fraud Risk Management: Office of the Comptroller General</em> (March 2022)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-05-10/2_OAG_AAG-OCG.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General<em>,</em> Audit at a Glance<em>, Fraud Risk Management: Office of the Comptroller General</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-05-10/3_MoF_Presentation_OCG.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Finance<em>, </em>presentation<em>, Fraud Risk Management: Office of the Comptroller General</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-05-10/4_Action_Plan_OCG.pdf">Ministry of Finance, <em>Action Plan Progress Assessment, Fraud Risk Management: Office of the Comptroller General</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-05-10/5_FSACP-Coverage-History.pdf" target="_blank">Follow-up information provided by the Office of the Auditor General in relation to the Committee's review of the<em> Office of the Auditor General's Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan 2022/23 – 2024/25</em></a></p>5/10/2022 3:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20220425-PublicAccounts-0800Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts <p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-04-25/1_OAG_Report_BCH_COVID19_Response.pdf">​Office of the Auditor General report, <em>BC Housing's COVID-19 Response: Property Purchases </em>(March 2022)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-04-25/2_OAG-AAG_BCH_COVID19_Response.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General<em>, </em>Audit at a Glance<em>, BC Housing's COVID-19 Response: Property Purchases</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-04-25/3_Gov_Presentation_BCH_COVID19_Response.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Attorney General, presentation<em>, BC Housing's COVID-19 Response: Property Purchases</em></a></p>4/25/2022 3:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20220405-PublicAccounts-0800Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts <p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-04-05/1_OAG-Report_Ensuring_Long_Distance_Ground_Transport_NBC.pdf" target="_blank">​Office of the Auditor General, <em>Ensuring Long-Distance Ground Transportation in Northern B.C.</em> (November 2021)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-04-05/2_OAG--AAG_Ensuring-Long-Distance-Ground-Transport_NBC.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General<em>, Audit at a Glance, Ensuring Long-Distance Ground Transportation in Northern B.C.</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-04-05/3_MoT-Presentation_Ensuring-Long-Distance-Ground-Transport_NBC.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure presentation, <em>Ensuring Long-Distance Ground Transportation in Northern B.C.</em> (April 2022)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-04-05/4_MoT_Action-Plan_Ensuring_Long_Distance_Ground_Transport_NBC.pdf" target="_blank">Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Action Plan Progress Assessment<em>, Ensuring Long-Distance Ground Transportation in Northern B.C.</em></a><em> </em></p>4/5/2022 3:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20220404-PublicAccounts-0800Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts <p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-04-04/1a_OAG-Report_Fraud-Risk-Management.pdf" target="_blank">​Office of the Auditor General report,<em> Fraud Risk Management Survey Report – 2020/21 (November 2021)</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-04-04/1b_Survey-at-a-Glance_Fraud-Risk-Management.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General<em>, Survey at a Glance, Fraud Risk Management Survey Report – 2020/21</em></a></p>4/4/2022 3:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20220329-PublicAccounts-0800Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts <p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-03-29/OAG_Report_FSACP-2023-2025.pdf" target="_blank">​Office of the Auditor General report, <em>Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan 2022/23 – 2024/25</em> (March 2022)</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-03-29/OAG_PAAG_FSACP.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General, <em>Plan at a Glance, Financial Statement Audit Coverage Plan 2022/23 – 2024/25 </em></a></p>3/29/2022 3:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20220307-PublicAccounts-0800Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts <p>​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-03-07/Action-Plan-Progress-Assessments-Process-Update_2022-03-01.pdf" target="_blank">Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, <em>2021 Action Plan Progress Assessments – Process Update</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/3rd-session/pac/2022-03-07/Subcommittee-Recommendation-on-APPAs.pdf" target="_blank">Recommendations form the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure to the Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts, <em>2021 Action Plan Progress Assessments – Next Steps</em></a></p>3/7/2022 4:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Public Accounts

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