Standing Committee on Oversight of Government Operations and Public Accounts

Standing Committee on Oversight of Government Operations and Public Accounts

Chairperson
George Hickes 

Co-Chairperson
John Main 

Members
Tony Akoak
Joelie Kaernerk
Mila Kamingoak
Pauloosie Keyootak
Adam Arreak Lightstone
Simeon Mikkungwak
Margaret Nakashuk
Patterk Netser
Emiliano Qirngnuq
Allan Rumbolt
Cathy Towtongie 

Staff
Committee Clerks: John Quirke and Stephen Innuksuk
Research and Policy Analysts: Alex Baldwin, Karen Aglukark and Siobhan Moss

The mandate of the Standing Committee on Oversight of Government Operations and Public Accounts is to:

  • Consider main estimates, capital estimates, departmental business plans and corporate business plans; and
  • Consider any other matter referred by the House.

The Standing Committee has oversight responsibility for the following Government of Nunavut departments, Crown agencies, territorial corporations and other entities:

  • Department of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs;
  • Department of Finance;
  • Nunavut Business Credit Corporation;
  • Nunavut Development Corporation;
  • Qulliq Energy Corporation;
  • Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission;
  • Human Rights Tribunal;
  • Inuit Uqausinginnik Taiguusiliuqtiit;
  • Legal Services Board;
  • Liquor Licensing Board;
  • Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council;
  • Utility Rates Review Council;
  • Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit Katimajiit; and
  • Unless otherwise specified in the terms of reference for any other Standing Committee, all other boards and agencies of the Government of Nunavut.

The Standing Committee has additional responsibility for:

  • Considering the Public Accounts of Nunavut and the reports of the Auditor General of Canada;
  • Considering the reports of the Chief Electoral Officer of Nunavut;
  • Considering the reports of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Nunavut;
  • Considering the reports of the Languages Commissioner of Nunavut;
  • Considering the reports of the Representative for Children and Youth; and
  • Considering matters related to the Government of Nunavut's obligations under the Nunavut Agreement.