Disclosure of Travel and Hospitality Expenses

Disclosure of Travel and Hospitality Expenses


On December 12, 2003, the Prime Minister announced a new policy on the mandatory publication of travel and hospitality expenses for selected government officials.

These reports provide information on the travel and hospitality expenses incurred within Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada by the Minister, Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, Parliamentary Secretary, and their exempt staff, and by senior level employees at the Deputy Minister, Senior Associate Deputy Minister, Assistant Deputy Minister and equivalent levels.

The rules and principles governing travel are outlined in the Guidelines for Ministers' Offices and in Treasury Board's Travel Directive and Special Travel Authorities. The purpose of these directives is to provide for the reimbursement of reasonable expenses necessarily incurred during travel on government business.

The Government of Canada extends hospitality in accordance with the rules and principles outlined in the Guidelines for Ministers' Offices and the Treasury Board Hospitality Policy. The objective of the policy is to ensure that hospitality is extended in an economical and affordable way when it facilitates government business or is considered desirable as a matter of courtesy and protocol.

The information on this website will be updated every three months, beginning on March 31, 2004.

Please note that information that would normally be withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act does not appear on this web site.

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