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Photograph of the Imperial Bank of Commerce, Edmonton, Alberta, 1914

Imperial Bank of Commerce, Edmonton, Alberta, 1914
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The Department of Finance dates back to Confederation, though some of its functions already existed under other regimes. At various times, it has included the Treasury Board, the Comptroller of the Treasury, the Royal Canadian Mint, Income Tax Inspection, old age pensions and superannuation, and the Tariff Board.

Today, the Department of Finance is the government agency responsible for advising the Government of Canada on economic and financial matters. The Department's primary mandate is to plan and administer the government's fiscal policy. Its duties include preparation of the budget, which provides a forecast of the government's expenditures for the fiscal year and of its income-generating methods to support these expenditures.

Documents supporting the Rebellion Losses Claim of Henriette Feller and Louis Roussy, RG 19, series E-5-b, volume 5458, file Feller, Mrs. Roussy Louis, 5 pages
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Further Research

Department of Finance fonds. Library and Archives Canada. fuseaction=genitem.displayItem?=eng&rec_nbr=35&rec_nbr_list=35

Department of Finance Canada.
(accessed June 13, 2010).

"History of Departments: Finance." Parliament of Canada.
(accessed June 13, 2010)

"Politics and Government." Library and Archives Canada.
(accessed June 13, 2010).