Agents of Parliament
About the project: How can the oversight and guidance of Canada’s agents of Parliament and legislatures be improved while maintaining their autonomy within our Westminster governance model? The Public Policy Forum is studying the current and evolving role of agents, which are better known to Canadians as auditors-general, ethics commissioners and electoral officers, among others.
Methodology: We are interviewing current and former agents, senior public servants, academics and elected members of Parliament.
Timeline: Roundtables are scheduled for late 2017. We anticipate the release of recommendations in winter 2018.
Partners: Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, and the governments of Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia.