About the Committee
The Committee was first created in May 1919 under the name of Committee on
Finance, and in 1968 it became the Committee on National Finance. The
Committee's field of interest is government spending, either directly through
the Estimates or indirectly through bills that provide borrowing authority or
bear upon the spending proposals identified in the Estimates. The Committee also
has a mandate to examine the report of the Auditor General (Rule 86(1)(i)).