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Cabinet Committee Mandate and Membership

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Current as of August 31, 2022

Cabinet committees carry out most of the day-to-day work of the Cabinet. Committees have their own members and areas of responsibility, which are set by the Prime Minister. The Treasury Board is the exception, as its mandate and membership are established in law. The current Cabinet committees include:

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance is an ex-officio member of all Committees where she is not shown as a standing member.

Cabinet Committee on Agenda, Results and Communications

Manages the government’s overall strategic agenda and priority setting, and tracks implementation. It also undertakes focused and deep analysis of key priority issues and themes, and their strategic implications.

Chair: The Rt. Hon. Justin P. J. Trudeau
Vice-Chair: The Hon. Chrystia Freeland

Members
The Hon. William Sterling Blair
The Hon. Ahmed D. Hussen
The Hon. Mélanie Joly
The Hon. Dominic LeBlanc
The Hon. Mary F.Y. Ng
The Hon. Carla Qualtrough
The Hon. Pablo Rodriguez

Sub-Committee on Intergovernmental Coordination

Considers the intergovernmental dimensions of key priority issues as well as the ongoing health of the federation.

Chair: The Hon. Dominic LeBlanc
Vice-Chair: The Hon. Chrystia Freeland

Members
The Hon. Randy Boissonnault
The Hon. Karina Gould
The Hon. Marco E. L. Mendicino
The Hon. Carla Qualtrough
The Hon. Pablo Rodriguez
The Hon. Daniel Vandal

Treasury Board

Acts as the government’s management board. Provides oversight of the government’s financial management and spending, as well as oversight on human resources issues and digital transformation initiatives. Is the employer for the public service, and establishes policies and common standards for administrative, personnel, financial, and organizational practices across government. Fulfills the role of the Committee of Council in approving regulatory policies and regulations, and most orders-in-council.

Chair: The Hon. Mona Fortier
Vice-Chair: The Hon. Diane Lebouthillier

Members
The Hon. Chrystia Freeland
The Hon. Ahmed D. Hussen
The Hon. Joyce Murray
The Hon. Seamus O’Regan Jr.

Alternates
The Hon. Randy Boissonnault
The Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos
The Hon. Sean Fraser
The Hon. Gudie Hutchings
The Hon. Mary F.Y. Ng
The Hon. Carla Qualtrough
The Hon. Daniel Vandal
The Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson

Cabinet Committee on Operations

Addresses urgent issues and tactical communications while providing day-to-day coordination of parliamentary planning and Cabinet Committee business.

Chair: The Hon. Dominic LeBlanc
Vice-Chair: The Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor

Members
The Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos
The Hon. Mona Fortier
The Hon. Karina Gould
The Hon. Mark Holland
The Hon. Helena Jaczek
The Hon. David Lametti
The Hon. Marco E. L. Mendicino
The Hon. Carla Qualtrough
The Hon. Pablo Rodriguez
The Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson

Sub-Committee on Litigation Management

A sub-committee of the Cabinet Committee on Operations, it considers the policy, financial, legal, and societal implications of complex litigation involving the Government of Canada as well as the government’s overall litigation strategy.

Chair: The Hon. Anita Anand
Vice-Chair: The Hon. Marco E. L. Mendicino

Members
The Hon. Mona Fortier
The Hon. Sean Fraser
The Hon. David Lametti
The Hon. Dominic LeBlanc
The Hon. Carla Qualtrough
The Hon. Daniel Vandal

Cabinet Committee on Reconciliation

Considers issues related to renewing the nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, and government-to-government relationship with First Nations, Inuit, and the Métis Nation. It examines initiatives designed to advance reconciliation and strengthen the relationship with Indigenous peoples.

Chair: The Hon. Daniel Vandal
Vice-Chair: The Hon. Gudie Hutchings

Members
The Hon. Steven Guilbeault
The Hon. Patricia Hajdu
The Hon. David Lametti
The Hon. Marc Miller
The Hon. Joyce Murray
The Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson
The Hon. Helena Jaczek

Cabinet Committee on Economy, Inclusion and Climate “A”

Considers such issues as sustainable and inclusive social and economic development, post-pandemic recovery, decarbonization, and the environment as well as improving the health and quality of life of Canadians.

Chair: The Hon. Carla Qualtrough
Vice-Chair: The Hon. Pablo Rodriguez

Members
The Hon. Omar Alghabra
The Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau
The Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos
The Hon. Patricia Hajdu
The Hon. Marci Ien
The Hon. Helena Jaczek
The Hon. Kamal Khera
The Hon. Seamus O’Regan Jr.
The Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor
The Hon. Filomena Tassi
The Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson
The Hon. Daniel Vandal

Cabinet Committee on Economy, Inclusion and Climate “B”

Considers such issues as sustainable and inclusive social and economic development, post-pandemic recovery, decarbonization, and the environment and improving the health and quality of life of Canadians.

Chair: The Hon. François-Philippe Champagne
Vice-Chair: The Hon. Ahmed D. Hussen

Members
The Hon. Carolyn Bennett
The Hon. Randy Boissonnault
The Hon. Sean Fraser
The Hon. Steven Guilbeault
The Hon. Mark Holland
The Hon. Gudie Hutchings
The Hon. Dominic LeBlanc
The Hon. Diane Lebouthillier
The Hon. Marc Miller
The Hon. Joyce Murray
The Hon. Mary F.Y. Ng
The Hon. Pascale St-Onge

Cabinet Committee on Canada and the World

Considers issues concerning Canada’s engagement with, and participation in, the international community, including trade promotion and national defence.

Chair: The Hon. Karina Gould
Vice-Chair: The Hon. David Lametti

Members
The Hon. Omar Alghabra
The Hon. Anita Anand
The Hon. William Sterling Blair
The Hon. Mona Fortier
The Hon. Mélanie Joly
The Hon. Lawrence MacAulay
The Hon. Marco E. L. Mendicino
The Hon. Mary F.Y. Ng
The Hon. Harjit Singh Sajjan
The Hon. Pascale St-Onge

Cabinet Committee on Safety, Security and Emergencies

Considers threats and risks to the safety and security of Canada and Canadians, manages ongoing emergencies, and ensures strategic, integrated, and forward-looking leadership for emergency management (mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery).

Chair: The Hon. William Sterling Blair
Vice-Chair: The Hon. Patricia Hajdu

Members
The Hon. Omar Alghabra
The Hon. Anita Anand
The Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau
The Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos
The Hon. Lawrence MacAulay
The Hon. Marco E. L. Mendicino
The Hon. Joyce Murray
The Hon. Harjit Singh Sajjan

Sub-Committee on the federal response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

A sub-committee of the Cabinet Committee on Safety, Security and Emergencies, it provides whole-of-government leadership, coordination, and preparedness for a response to, and recovery from, COVID-19.

Chair: The Hon. Dominic LeBlanc
Vice-Chair: The Hon. Helena Jaczek

Members
The Hon. Omar Alghabra
The Hon. Carolyn Bennett
The Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau
The Hon. William Sterling Blair
The Hon. François-Philippe Champagne
The Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos
The Hon. Patricia Hajdu
The Hon. Marci Ien
The Hon. Kamal Khera
The Hon. Seamus O’Regan Jr.
The Hon. Daniel Vandal

Incident Response Group

Serves as a dedicated emergency committee in the event of a national crisis or during incidents elsewhere that have major implications for Canada. Responsible for coordinating a prompt federal response to an incident, and making fast, effective decisions to keep Canadians safe and secure, at home and abroad.

Members

The Incident Response Group is a working group of ministers. Membership of the Group may consist of relevant ministers and senior government leadership, as needed, based on the nature of the incident.

Task Force on Services to Canadians

Examines ways to provide more effective and efficient government services with the goal of urgently addressing service delays and enhancing the citizen experience for Canadians.

Co-Chair: The Hon. Marci Ien
Co-Chair: The Hon. Marc Miller

Members
The Hon. Randy Boissonnault
The Hon. Mona Fortier
The Hon. Ahmed D. Hussen
The Hon. Gudie Hutchings
The Hon. Dominic LeBlanc
The Hon. Diane Lebouthillier
The Hon. Mary F.Y. Ng
The Hon. Harjit Singh Sajjan

Ministers responsible for the relevant departments, including the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Minister of Transport, are ex-officio members of the task force.

Other members of Cabinet may be invited to participate in task force meetings to provide advice and recommendations on issues related to their respective portfolios.