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Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services

 

 

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The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services is one of ten permanent all-party committees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The Committee is responsible for general oversight of B.C.'s nine statutory officers and reviews and considers the annual reports, service plans and budgets of those offices. The Committee released its report titled, Interim Report on Statutory Offices, on May 15, 2024.

The Committee is also required to hold a public consultation on the upcoming provincial budget following the release of the budget consultation paper by the Minister of Finance. Per the Budget Transparency and Accountability Act, a budget consultation paper is not released in the fourth calendar year following a provincial general election. With the last general election in 2020, and the 43rd provincial general election scheduled for October 19, 2024, there will be no budget consultation this year. The annual budget consultation is expected to resume in 2025.

Terms of Reference

​On February 26, 2024, the Legislative Assembly agreed that the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services be empowered to:

  1. In conjunction with general oversight of the following statutory officers, namely, the:

    i.          Auditor General;

    ii.         Chief Electoral Officer;

    ii.         Conflict of Interest Commissioner;

    iv.        Human Rights Commissioner;

    v.         Information and Privacy Commissioner;

    vi.        Merit Commissioner;

    vii.        Ombudsperson;

    viii.       Police Complaint Commissioner; and

    ix.         Representative for Children and Youth
  1. consider and make recommendations on the annual reports, rolling three-year service plans, and budgets of the aforementioned statutory offices, including with respect to the effective and efficient administration of each office;

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

  3. consider and make decisions, on behalf of the Legislative Assembly, regarding the terms and conditions of employment of any of the aforementioned statutory officers arising as a request of an officeholder during their term of appointment.

That the Committee be designated as the Committee referred to in sections 6, 7, 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 the Committee be designated as the Committee referred to in sections 47.02 and 47.03 of the Human Rights Code (R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 210).

That the Committee be designated as the Committee referred to in section 3 of the Budget Transparency and Accountability Act (S.B.C. 2000, c. 23).

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.

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.

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/20240429-fgs-1830Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services<p>​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-04-29/PCC_Supplementary-Funding-Request.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner,<em> Supplementary Budget Requests</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-04-29/PCC_Supplementary-Tables.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner budget submission, <em>2024/25 Supplementary Funding Request and Impact on Fiscal 2025/26-2026/27</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-04-29/PCC_Business-Case_Lower-Mainland-Facilities.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, Business Case, Lower Mainland Facilities </a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-04-29/PCC_Business-Case_New-Legislation.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, Business Case, New Legislation</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-04-29/PCC_Business-Case_Workload-and-Support.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, Business Case, Workload and Support </a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-04-29/OIPC_Supplementary-Funding-Request.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner,<em> Statutory Office Supplemental Budget Submission</em></a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-04-29/OIPC_Supplementary-Tables.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner budget submission,<em> 2024/25 Supplementary Funding Request and Impact on Fiscal 2025/26-2026/27</em></a></p>4/30/2024 1:30:00 AMMeeting: 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/20240426-fgs-0830Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services<p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-04-26/RCY_Spring-Update.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, Spring Update and Supplementary Funding Request</a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-04-26/RCY_Supplementary-Tables.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Representative for Children and Youth budget submission, <em>2024/25 Supplementary Funding Request and Impact on Fiscal 2025/26-2026/27</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-04-26/HRC_Spring-Update.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, <em>Program Update </em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-04-26/OMB_Supplementary-Funding-Request.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Ombudsperson, <em>Supplementary Budget Requests for 2024/25</em></a></p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-04-26/OMB_Supplementary-Tables.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Office of the Ombudsperson budget submission, <em>2024/25 Supplementary Funding Request and Impact on Fiscal 2025/26-2026/27</em></p></a> <p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-04-26/OAG_OAG-at-a-Glance.pdf" target="_blank">Office of Auditor General, <em>OAGBC at a Glance</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-04-26/OAG_Supplementary-Funding-Request.pdf" target="_blank">Office of Auditor General, <em>Supplementary Budget Submission 2024/25</em></a></p><p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-04-26/OAG_Supplementary-Tables.pdf" target="_blank">Office of Auditor General budget submission, <em>2024/25 Supplementary Funding Request and Impact on Fiscal 2025/26-2026/27</em></a></p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-04-26/COIC_Financial-Update.pdf" target="_blank"> <p>Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner, financial update</p></a> <p> <a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-04-26/COIC_Annual-Report-2022.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner, <em>2022 Annual Report</em></a></p>4/26/2024 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/20240304-fgs-0800Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services<p>​<a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-03-04/SSC-FGS_OMB_Supplementary-Funding_2024-02-27.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Ombudsperson correspondence, Supplementary budget submission relating to the 2022 Judicial Compensation Commission (JCC) process, February 27, 2024</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-03-04/SSC-FGS_PCC_Supplementary-Funding_2024-02-28.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner correspondence, Supplementary budget submission relating to the 2022 Judicial Compensation Commission (JCC) process, February 28, 2024</a></p><p><a href="/content/CommitteeDocuments/42nd-parliament/5th-session/fgs/2024-03-04/SSC-FGS_OIPC_Supplementary-Funding_2024-03-01.pdf" target="_blank">Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner correspondence, Supplementary budget submission relating to the 2022 Judicial Compensation Commission (JCC) process, March 1, 2024</a></p>3/4/2024 4:00:00 PMMeeting: Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services

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