Disclosure of Travel and Hospitality Expenses
Beginning with the quarter ending September 1st, 2017, the Proactive Disclosure of Travel and Hospitality Expenses for the Department of Finance Canada is available exclusively on Canada's Open Government Portal.
- Travel expenses: monthly reports
- Hospitality expenses: monthly reports
- Annual Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences
The reports provide information on the travel and hospitality expenses incurred within the Department of Finance Canada by the Minister, Minister of State, 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 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.
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