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.

As of 2017, all travel and hospitality expenses are available on the Open Government Portal. Visit the following section to view information on the travel and hospitality expenses incurred by the Secretary and Assistant Secretary prior to 2017. Information is updated quarterly, beginning March 31, 2004.

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 Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures. The objective of the directive is to ensure that travel, hospitality, conferences and event expenditures are managed with prudence and probity and represent the most economic and efficient use of funds given the nature of the activity in relation to the achievement of a department’s core mandate.

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.