Management Board Secretariat (Ontario)

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The Treasury Board/Management Board of Cabinet is a joint sub-committee of Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentary Assistants who manage the fiscal plan of the government including controlling all government spending, approving labour agreements and workforce planning, manage the provincial contingency fund and oversee the procedures and directives that guide the operation of the Ontario Public Service.

In 2005, Premier Dalton McGuinty reorganized the central agencies of government and merged the positions of Minister of Finance and Chair of Management Board. Most of the previous day-to-day responsibilities of the Chair of Management Board were transferred to the new Ministry of Government Services along with those for Human Resources formerly under the Premier and Consumer and Business Services, formerly a stand-alone Ministry.

The current Chair of the Management Board of Cabinet is the Honourable Deb Matthews, who also serves as Deputy Premier of Ontario.[1] It was previously held by Greg Sorbara as Finance Minister, Dwight Duncan as Finance Minister and, earlier, by Gerry Phillips as a stand-alone position.

The membership of the Management Board of Cabinet was formerly:

Greg Sorbara (Chair), David Caplan (Vice Chair), Gerry Phillips, John Gerretsen, Dwight Duncan, Caroline DiCocco, Wayne Arthurs, Liz Sandals, Michael Chan, Sandra Pupatello