Provides connection with ministers and the party machinery across the country

Provides connection with ministers and the party

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Provides connection with ministers and the party machinery across the countryMaintains good relations with the media, writing speeches, advising on appointments and nominationsPrivy Council Office (PCO)Provides policy advice and administrative support to the prime minister, cabinet, and cabinet committees Staffed by career public servants rather than political appointeesAn unbiased agency, operationally oriented yet politically sensitiveProvides direct support to the prime minister and assistance to the cabinet and its committeesSome of the responsibilities of Dept. of Finance and TBThe Treasury Board and the Treasury Board Secretariat
Treasury Board (TB) – A cabinet committee.Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) – The central agency that assists the Treasury Board in carrying out its responsibilities:Carries out a number of duties relating to the financial, personnel, and management responsibilities of government Prepares the expenditure budget Assesses the performance of government departments, agencies, and Crown corporations and proposes reallocations of expenditures in light of these evaluationsDepartment of FinanceResponsible for advising cabinet on matters of economic policy and formulates fiscal and tax policiesGives advice on questions of fiscal policy, international trade policy, domestic industrial policy, federal–provincial fiscal relations, taxation policy, and the preparation of the revenue and expenditure budgetsDevelops suggestions for adjustments to the major arrangements for transferring financial assistance to the provinces Line and Horizontal Departments, PMO, PCO, TB, TBSPage 17 little book!!!B – 2CabinetThe prime minister and cabinet possess the foremost power and responsibility for making and implementing public policy.Cabinet – Provides a general framework of policies for which public servants must devise programs.Cabinet CommitteesResponsible for helping to coordinate policies and programsAllocate human and financial resources
Set priorities and directions for government in various areas of policyAssist in decision makingPriorities and PlanningOperationsTreasury BoardCanada in the World and Public SecurityEnvironmental Climate Change and Energy Cabinet Approval ProcessThe key mechanism by which policy proposals are brought forward by ministers for cabinet consideration and approval.Also, the formal means by which deputy ministers provide confidential policy advice to their ministers-Memorandum to CabinetMemorandum to cabinet (MC) – stages:Issue StatementRecommendationsJustificationProposed Approach and OptionsConsiderationsDue DiligenceAdded to MC: three sets of plans dealing with implementation, communications,and ParliamentCourt Government?

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