YELLOWKNIFE (April 6, 2016) – Terms of reference for eight Committees-of-Cabinet (COCs) have been approved by the Executive Council.
Each COC is mandated to provide an interdepartmental focus to identify issues, track efforts, coordinate policy and offer recommendations to the Executive Council or Financial Management Board in its defined areas of responsibility.
The eight Committees-of-Cabinet are:
“Committees-of-Cabinet are an integral part of the Cabinet decision making process. By bringing together Ministers with similar responsibilities for in-depth discussions, COCs help ensure important issues are examined from multiple perspectives that consider the interests and views of all residents of the Northwest Territories. Examining proposed policies and new initiatives in COCs helps identify and address potential conflicts or unintended consequences before they are finalized and ensures Cabinet decisions are informed by appropriate analysis and evidence.”
Senior Cabinet Communications Advisor
Department of Executive
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel: (867) 767-9000 ext. 11091