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The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services is one of 10 permanent committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The Committee holds annual public consultations on the provincial budget.

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 unanimous report on the Annual Review of the Budgets of Statutory Offices on February 26, 2021.

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

Terms of Reference

​On December 9, 2020, the Legislative Assembly agreed that the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services be empowered to:

  1. 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, 2021, on the results of those consultations.

  2. 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

  3. Inquire into and make recommendations with respect to other matters brought to the Committee's attention by any of the 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 (S.B.C. 2003, c. 2) and that the report in section 22 of the Auditor General Act (S.B.C. 2003, c. 2) be referred to the Committee.

That, in addition to the powers previously conferred upon the Select Standing Committees of the House, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services 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;

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

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Meeting: Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/committees-calendar/20210203-finance-0900Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-03_OAG_Estimate-of-Resources.pdf" target="_blank"> Office of the Auditor General, <em>2021/22 Estimate of Resources (February 2021)</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-03_OAG_Estimate_of_Resources_At-a-Glance.pdf" target="_blank"> Office of the Auditor General,<em> 2021-2022 Budget Increase Request</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-03_OAG_AR-2019-20.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General, <em>Annual Report 2019-2020</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-03_OAG_Service-Plan.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Auditor General, <em>Service Plan 2020/21 – 2022/23</em></a></p>2/3/2021 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/20210202-finance-0900Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-02_OPCC_Budget-Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, <em>Budget Submission, Fiscal Years 2021/22-2023/24</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-02_OPCC_%20Cover-Memo.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, Cover Memo to Summarize Annual Incremental or Supplementary Funding Requests</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-02_OPCC_2019-20_Annual%20Report.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner<em>, Annual Report 2019-2020</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-02_OPCC_Service%20Plan.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner<em>, Service Plan Fiscal Years 2021/22 – 2023/24</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-02_OPCC_YTD-Statistics.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner<em>, 2020/2021 Q1 – Q3 OPCC Statistics</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-02_EBC_2021_22_Budget_Proposal.pdf" target="_blank">Elections BC,<em> Budget Proposal, Fiscal Years 2021/22-2023/24</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-02_EBC_2019-20ARSP-December2020.pdf" target="_blank">Elections BC,<em> Modern Elections for Modern Times, 2019-2020 Annual Report and 2020/21 – 2022/23 Service Plan</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-02_RCY_Budget-Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Representative for Children and Youth,<em> Budget Submission, Fiscal Years 2021/22-2023/24</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-02_RCY_Cover-Memo.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, Cover Memo to Summarize Annual Incremental or Supplementary Funding Requests</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-02_RCY_Supplementary-Tables.pdf" target="_blank"> Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, Budget Submission Supplementary Tables</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-02_RCY_AR_2019-20-FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Representative for Children and Youth<em>, Annual Report 2019/2020 and Service Plan 2020/21 to 2022/23</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-02_RCY-AR-Financials-2020.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Representative for Children and Youth<em>, Financial Statements 2019/20</em></a></p>2/2/2021 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/20210201-finance-1300Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services<p><em></em><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_OMB-Shared-Services_CTS-Joint-Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Case Tracker System Budget Submission Fiscal 2021/22, A Joint Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services by the Office of the Ombudsperson, Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner, Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists, Office of the Merit Commissioner </a><br></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_OMB_Budget-Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Ombudsperson, <em>Budget Submission, 2021/22 – 2023/24</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_OMB_Cover-Memo.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Ombudsperson, <em>Summary of Annual Incremental and Supplementary Funding Requests</em></a> </p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_OMB_Supplementary-Tables.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Ombudsperson, Budget Submission Supplementary Tables</a><br></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_OMB_AR-2019-2020.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Ombudsperson, <em>Annual Report 2019 – 2020</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_OMB_Service-Plan-2021-24.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Ombudsperson, <em>Service Plan 2021/22 – 2023/24</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_HRC_Budget-Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, <em>Budget Submission 2021/22 – 2023/24</em></a><br></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_HRC_Cover-Memo.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, <em>Statutory Officer Cover Memo to Summarize Funding Requests by the Office of the Human Rights Commissioner</em></a><br></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_HRC_Supplementary-Tables.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, Budget Submission Supplementary Tables </a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_HRC_AR_2019-20-SP_2021-22-2023-24.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, <em>Annual Report 2019/20 and Service Plan 2020/21 – 2022/23</em></a><br></p> 2/1/2021 9:00:00 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/20210201-finance-0900Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_OIPC_2022-Budget-Submission.pdf" target="_blank">​Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner and Registrar of Lobbyists, <em> Budget Submission, Fiscal Years 2021/22 – 2023/24</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_OIPC_Cover-Memo-rev.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner and Registrar of Lobbyists, Cover Memo to Summarize Annual Incremental or Supplementary Funding Requests</a><br></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_OIPC-ORL_Supplementary-Tables.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner and Registrar of Lobbyists. Budget Submission Supplementary Tables</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_OIPC_AR2019-20.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner<em>, Annual Report 2019-2020</em></a><br></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_ORL_AR2019-20.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists, <em>Annual Report 2019-20</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_OMB_Budget-Submission.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Merit Commissioner, <em>Budget Submission 2021/22 – 2023/24</em></a><br></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_MC_Budget-Memo.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Merit Commissioner, Cover Memo to Summarize Annual Incremental or Supplementary Funding Requests</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_MC_Supplementary-Tables.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Merit Commissioner, <em>Budget Submission Supplementary Tables</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_MC_Annual-Report-2019-2020.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Merit Commissioner, <em>2019-2020 Annual Report</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_MC_Service-Plan_2021-22_2023-24.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Merit Commissioner, <em>Service Plan Fiscal Years 2021/22 – 2023/24</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_COIC_Budget-Proposal_2021-22.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner, <em>Budget Proposal Fiscal Years 2021/22 – 2023/24</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_COIC_Supplementary-Tables.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner, Budget Submission Supplementary Tables</a><br></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/1st-session/FGS/meeting-documents/2021-02-01_COIC_2019%20Annual-Report.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner, <em>2019 Annual Report</em></a><br></p> <br>2/1/2021 5:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services

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