Priorities and Planning: Provides strategic direction on government priorities and expenditure management, ratifies committee recommendations and approves appointments.
Operations: Provides the day-to-day coordination of the government’s agenda, including issues management, legislation and house planning, and communications.
Treasury Board: Responsible for accountability and ethics, financial, personnel and administrative management, comptrollership, approving regulations and most orders-in-council.
Social Affairs: Considers health care, justice, Aboriginal, training and skills development, culture, and immigration policy issues.
Cabinet Committee on Economic Growth and Long-term Prosperity: Considers both sectoral issues including, international trade, sustainable development, natural resources, fisheries, agriculture, transport, infrastructure and communities, and regional development, as well as longer-term matters concerning Canada’s economic growth and prosperity, including follow-up on Advantage Canada and multi-year infrastructure plans set out in Budget 2007.
Cabinet Committee on Foreign Affairs and Security: Considers foreign affairs, international development, public and national security,and defence policy issues.
Cabinet Committee on Environment and Energy Security: Considers environment and energy security policy issues.
Cabinet Committee on Afghanistan: Considers issues related to Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.