President of the Treasury Board

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President of the Treasury Board of Canada
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Incumbent
Scott Brison

since November 4, 2015
Department of the Treasury Board
Style The Honourable
Member of
Appointer Governor General of Canada
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holder Edgar John Benson
Formation 1 October 1966
Salary $251,900 (CAD)
Website www.tbs-sct.gc.ca

The President of the Treasury Board (French: Président du Conseil du Trésor) chairs the Treasury Board of Canada and is responsible for accounting for the government's fiscal operations.[1]

HistoryEdit

The position was created as a ministerial position in the Canadian Cabinet in 1966 when the Treasury Board became a full-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.

Presidents of the Treasury BoardEdit

Key:

No. Portrait Name Term of office Political party Ministry
1   Edgar Benson October 1, 1966 April 20, 1968 Liberal 19 (Pearson)
April 20, 1968 July 5, 1968 20 (P. E. Trudeau)
2   Charles Mills Drury July 5, 1968 August 7, 1974 Liberal
3   Jean Chrétien August 8, 1974 September 13, 1976 Liberal
4   Robert Knight Andras September 14, 1976 November 23, 1978 Liberal
5   Judd Buchanan November 24, 1978 June 3, 1979 Liberal
6   Sinclair Stevens June 4, 1979 March 2, 1980 Progressive Conservative 21 (Clark)
7   Donald Johnston March 3, 1980 September 29, 1982 Liberal 22 (P. E. Trudeau)
8   Herb Gray September 30, 1982 June 29, 1984 Liberal
June 30, 1984 September 16, 1984 23 (Turner)
9   Robert de Cotret September 17, 1984 August 26, 1987 Progressive Conservative 24 (Mulroney)
10   Don Mazankowski August 27, 1987 March 30, 1988 Progressive Conservative
11   Pat Carney March 31, 1988 December 7, 1988 Progressive Conservative
  Doug Lewis (Acting) December 8, 1988 January 29, 1989 Progressive Conservative
(9)   Robert de Cotret (2nd time) January 30, 1989 September 19, 1990 Progressive Conservative
12   Gilles Loiselle September 20, 1990 June 24, 1993 Progressive Conservative
13   Jim Edwards June 25, 1993 November 3, 1993 Progressive Conservative 25 (Campbell)
14 Art Eggleton November 4, 1993 January 24, 1996 Liberal 26 (Chrétien)
15   Marcel Massé January 25, 1996 August 2, 1999 Liberal
16   Lucienne Robillard August 3, 1999 December 11, 2003 Liberal
17   Reg Alcock December 12, 2003 February 5, 2006 Liberal 27 (Martin)
18   John Baird February 6, 2006 January 3, 2007 Conservative 28 (Harper)
19   Vic Toews January 4, 2007 January 19, 2010 Conservative
20   Stockwell Day January 19, 2010 May 18, 2011 Conservative
21   Tony Clement May 18, 2011 November 4, 2015 Conservative
22   Scott Brison[1] November 4, 2015 Incumbent Liberal 29 (J. Trudeau)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "N.S. MP Scott Brison named Treasury Board president in Liberal government". CBC News. Retrieved 2016-03-14.