Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences
As required by the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for Infrastructure Canada for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.
Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by federal departments and agencies are for the most part directly related to supporting departmental mandates and the government's priorities.
Also to note, Infrastructure Canada does not have regional offices and operates on a national level from Ottawa with partners and stakeholders located across the country. The department is often required to travel to meet with its counterparts for operational reasons.
Infrastructure Canada's Priorities are:
- Modern, world-class public infrastructure is a key factor in achieving the Government of Canada's priorities of a stronger economy, a cleaner environment and more prosperous, safer communities. Infrastructure Canada leads the Government of Canada's efforts in addressing Canada's public infrastructure challenges.
- Infrastructure Canada is responsible for federal efforts to enhance Canada's public infrastructure through investments in provincial, territorial and municipal assets, engagement in key partnerships, and the development and implementation of sound policies. The department exists to help ensure that Canadians benefit from world-class public infrastructure from coast to coast to coast.
- During 2010-11, the second year of the Economic Action Plan implementation, Infrastructure Canada shifted primary efforts from reviewing and approving projects and committing funds, to focusing on oversight and delivery of project funding. The department dedicated significant resources to ensure that all financial claims received from proponents were processed efficiently and reimbursed quickly.
Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of Infrastructure Canada are summarized below:
|Expenditure Category||Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2011(in thousands of dollars)|
|Travel – Public Servants||$530|
|Travel – Non-Public Servants||$0|
|International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff||$0|
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