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|Creator||Great Britain. Treasury|
|Title||Treasury Fonds : T 47. Various Registers|
MG 15 T 47
|Document source||Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada|
The Treasury Board is the Government of Canada's only statutory Cabinet committee and is responsible for the federal civil service and much of the operation of the Canadian government. It was established in 1867 and given statutory powers in 1869. Among its specific duties are negotiating labour agreements with the public service unions and serving as Comptroller General. It is headed by the President of the Treasury Board and assisted by the Treasury Board Secretariat. It is officially a committee of the Privy Council. Its role in government makes it far more powerful than most Cabinet committees as it is responsible for "accountability and ethics, financial, personnel and administrative management, comptrollership, approving regulations and most Orders-in-Council."
This collection includes registers on a wide variety of subjects. The entries in the lists include the names of the emigrant ships, their masters and ports of embarkation; the names, ages, and sometimes the relationships to each other of the emigrants; the destinations of the emigrants, their occupations, former places of residence, and reasons for emigrating. The last mentioned information relates their movement very clearly to the agrarian revolution in England and the rack-renting policy of the Scottish Highland proprietors. The majority of the emigrants were from the North of England and Scotland.