Treasury Fonds : T 28. Various Out-letters

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Great Britain. Treasury.
Treasury Fonds : T 28. Various Out-letters
MG 15 T 28
Canada-USA relations
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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 consists of three "America Books, 1763-1823" and the first 13 of the 30 books in the series "Naval and Military Departments, 1811-1835". The America Books contain an important series of letters patent, Privy Seals, royal sign manuals, and warrants under royal sign manual, which relate to American official appointments. The Naval and Military volumes include various communications concerning the payment of passages, pensions and allowances to personnel and their dependents, naval stores, presents to Aboriginals, supplies for settlers, removal of refugee Blacks from Halifax to Trinidad, and many other matters.