Disclosure of Travel and Hospitality Expenses

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

This website provides information on the travel and hospitality expenses incurred within Public Services and Procurement Canada by the Minister, Parliamentary Secretary, and their exempt staff, and by senior level employees at the Deputy Minister, Associate Deputy Minister, Assistant Deputy Minister, and equivalent levels.

The rules and principles governing travel of senior officers or employees are outlined in the Policies for Ministers' Offices, the National Joint Council’s Travel Directive and the Special Travel Authorities. The purpose of these instruments 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 Policies for Ministers' Offices and the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures. The objective of these instruments 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.

On June 21, 2019, Bill C-58 (an act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other acts) received royal assent.

Consequently, amendments to the Access to Information Act require institutions across the government to proactively publish a wide range of information, including the proactive publication of travel and hospitality expense information of senior officers or employees. Travel and hospitality expense information must be published in electronic form within 30 days after the end of the month in which expenses incurred were reimbursed.

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

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