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Cabinet committee mandate and membership

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Current as of November 27, 2019

The Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance, and the Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance are ex-officio members of Committees where they are not shown as standing members.

The Honourable James Gordon Carr, P.C. will be invited to attend committee meetings at the request of Committee Chairs.

Cabinet Committee on Agenda, Results and Communications

Addresses major issues affecting national unity and the strategic agenda of the government, tracks progress on the government’s priorities, coordinates the implementation of the government’s overall agenda, and considers strategic communications issues.

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

Members
The Hon. Navdeep Singh Bains
The Hon. James Gordon Carr
The Hon. Mélanie Joly
The Hon. Dominic LeBlanc
The Hon. William Francis Morneau
The Hon. Carla Qualtrough
The Hon. Pablo Rodriguez

The Honourable James Gordon Carr, the Special Representative for the Prairies, will be invited to attend meetings.

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. Provides oversight on complex horizontal issues such as defence procurement and modernizing the pay system. Responsible for reporting to Parliament. 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. Jean-Yves Duclos
Vice-Chair: The Hon. Joyce Catherine Murray

Members
The Hon. Bardish Chagger
The Hon. Catherine McKenna
The Hon. William Francis Morneau
The Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson

Alternates
The Hon. Carolyn Bennett
The Hon. William Sterling Blair
The Hon. Mona Fortier
The Hon. Dominic LeBlanc
The Hon. Diane Lebouthillier
The Hon. Lawrence MacAulay
The Hon. Mary Ng

Cabinet Committee on Operations

Provides the day-to-day coordination of Parliamentary planning, addresses urgent and emerging issues, and supports coordination of Cabinet Committee business.

Chair: The Hon. Dominic LeBlanc
Vice-Chair: The Hon. Pablo Rodriguez

Members
The Hon. Navdeep Singh Bains
The Hon. Bardish Chagger
The Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos
The Hon. Chrystia Freeland
The Hon. Carla Qualtrough

The Representative of the Government in the Senate and the Chief Government Whip will be invited to attend meetings.

Membership of this committee is comprised of Chairs of other Cabinet Committees. Committee Vice-Chairs can attend meetings as alternates, as needed.

Cabinet Committee on Economy and the Environment

Considers issues concerning the strength and growth of the middle class, sustainable and inclusive economic development, the stewardship of Canada’s natural resources, and Canada’s fight against climate change.

Chair: The Hon. Chrystia Freeland
Vice-Chair: The Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson

Members
The Hon. Navdeep Singh Bains
The Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau
The Hon. Mona Fortier
The Hon. Steven Guilbeault
The Hon. Ahmed Hussen
The Hon. Mélanie Joly
The Hon. Bernadette Jordan
The Hon. Catherine McKenna
The Hon. Maryam Monsef
The Hon. Mary Ng
The Hon. Seamus Thomas Harris O’Regan
The Hon. Carla Qualtrough

Cabinet Committee on Reconciliation

The Government of Canada is committed to a renewed nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, and government-to-government relationship with First Nations, Inuit, and the Métis Nation based on recognition of rights, respect, co-operation, and partnership. This committee examines initiatives designed to strengthen the relationship with Indigenous Canadians.

Chair: The Hon. Carla Qualtrough
Vice-Chair: The Hon. Bernadette Jordan

Members
The Hon. Anita Anand
The Hon. Carolyn Bennett
The Hon. Mona Fortier
The Hon. Marc Garneau
The Hon. Patricia Hajdu
The Hon. David Lametti
The Hon. Marco E. L. Mendicino
The Hon. Marc Miller
The Hon. Seamus Thomas Harris O’Regan
The Hon. Harjit Singh Sajjan
The Hon. Daniel Vandal
The Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson

Cabinet Committee on Health and Social Affairs

Responsible for initiatives that will improve the health, quality of life, and economic security of Canadians, including strengthening and promoting a more diverse and inclusive Canada.

Chair: The Hon. Bardish Chagger
Vice-Chair: The Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos

Members
The Hon. Mona Fortier
The Hon. Karina Gould
The Hon. Steven Guilbeault
The Hon. Patricia Hajdu
The Hon. Ahmed Hussen
The Hon. Diane Lebouthillier
The Hon. Lawrence MacAulay
The Hon. Marc Miller
The Hon. Maryam Monsef
The Hon. Deborah Schulte
The Hon. Filomena Tassi
The Hon. Daniel Vandal

Cabinet Committee on Global Affairs and Public Security

Considers issues concerning Canada’s engagement with and participation in the international community, including trade promotion and diversification. Responsible for issues related to domestic and global security.

Chair: The Hon. Navdeep Singh Bains
Vice-Chair: The Hon. Mélanie Joly

Members
The Hon. Anita Anand
The Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau
The Hon. William Sterling Blair
The Hon. François-Philippe Champagne
The Hon. Marc Garneau
The Hon. Karina Gould
The Hon. David Lametti
The Hon. Marco E. L. Mendicino
The Hon. Mary Ng
The Hon. Harjit Singh Sajjan