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Encyclopedia > Standing committee (Canada)

In Canada, a standing committee is a permanent committee established by Standing Orders of the House of Commons. It may study matters referred to it by special order or, within its area of responsibility in the Standing Orders, may undertake studies on its own initiative. There are currently 23 standing committees (including two standing joint committees) in the House and 18 in the Senate, many with particular responsibilities to examine the administration, policy development, and budgetary estimates of certain government departments and agencies. Certain standing committees are also given mandates to examine matters that have government-wide implications (e.g. official languages policy, multiculturalism policy) or that may not relate to a particular department (e.g. procedure of the House of Commons). A committee is a (relatively) small group that can serve one of several functions: Governance: in organizations too large for all the members to participate in decisions affecting the organization as a whole, a committee (such as a Board of Directors) is given the power to make decisions. ... A standing order is a general order of indefinite duration. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... A Joint Committee of the Parliament of the United Kingdom is a Select Committee consisting of members of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. ... In moral philosophy, the word responsibility has at least two related meanings: The obligation to answer for actions. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Public administration can be broadly described as the study and implementation of policy. ... Look up policy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up budget in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The following list outlines the Structure of the Canadian federal government. ... Mandate can mean: An obligation handed down by an inter-governmental body; see mandate (international law) The power granted by an electorate; see mandate (politics) A League of Nations mandate To some Christians, an order from God; see mandate (theology) The decision of an appeals court; see mandate (law) The... An official language is a language that is given a unique status in the constitutions of countries, states, and other territories. ... Multiculturalism is the idea that modern societies should embrace and include distinct cultural groups with equal social status. ...

House of Commons standing committees [1] Senate standing committees [2]
  • Aboriginal Peoples
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Banking, Trade, and Commerce
  • Conflict of Interest for Senators
  • Energy, the Envoronment and Natural Resources
  • Fisheries and Oceans
  • Foreign Affars
  • Human Rights
  • Internal Economy, Budgets, and Administration
  • Legal and Constitutional Affairs
  • National Finance
  • National Security and Defense
  • Official Languages
  • Rules, Procedure and the Rights of Parliament
  • Selection Committee
  • Social Affairs, Science and Technology
  • Transport and Communtication

The Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development is a standing committee in the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics studies and reports on matters referred to it by the Canadian House of Commons, or on topics the Committee itself chooses to examine. ... The Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (FAAE) is a committee in the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Standing Committee on International Trade (CIIT) is a committee in the Canadian House of Commons. ... // Mandate The 12-member committee includes the Whips from each of the four parties in the House of Commons. ... The Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (TRAN) is a committee in the Canadian House of Commons. ...

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