President of the Treasury Board (Canada)

President of the Treasury Board (Canada)

The position of President of the Treasury Board ( _fr. Président du Conseil du Trésor) was created as a ministerial position in the Canadian Cabinet in 1966 when the Treasury Board became a fully-fledged department. From 1867 to 1966 the Treasury Board had been part of the Department of Finance.

Technically, the Treasury Board is a Cabinet committee of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada. It is responsible for managing the government's fiscal and administrative responsibilities including management of the civil service and oversight of expenditures.

The President of the Treasury Board chairs the Board and is responsible for implementing the decisions of Cabinet by allocating the necessary resources.

At present, the Treasury Board (with cabinet portfolios in brackets) consists of:

*President: Vic Toews
*Vice-Chair: Rona Ambrose (Intergovernmental Affairs)
*Members: Marjory LeBreton (Leader of the Government in the Senate), Gordon O'Connor (National Revenue), Peter Van Loan (Government House Leader), Jim Flaherty (Finance)
*Alternates: Peter MacKay (National Defence), Jay Hill (Secretary of State), Christian Paradis (Secretary of State (Agriculture))

Alternates will attend Treasury Board meetings when accountability initiatives are being presented.

Presidents of the Treasury Board

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