Cabinet and its committees—of which the Treasury Board is one—provide the forum in which Ministers make decisions on government policy and initiatives. At the front end of decision-making, a Memorandum to Cabinet is the main vehicle for reviewing options and advancing new policies, initiatives and government priorities. Downstream, a Treasury Board Submission is required when a department or agency needs approval or authority from the Treasury Board to access new funding or proceed with an initiative it would not otherwise be able to undertake.
Lecturettes, discussion, video, and case study.
- MCs and TB Subs in the context of the branches of government, the Cabinet committee system, and the Expenditure Management System
- Overview of policy analysis
- The Cabinet document system
- Understanding the audience(s)
- Roles of Central Agencies and departments
- When and why MCs and TB Subs are required
- Deconstructing an MC—content and processes
- Deconstructing a TB Sub—content and processes
- Deliverology and results-based management
- Keys for successful MC and TB Sub writing
- Strategies and tips for navigating the process