Travel 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. This web page provides information on the travel and hospitality expenses of the Information Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioners.

The rules and principles governing travel are outlined in the Guidelines for Ministers' Offices and in Treasury Board's Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures 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's Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures. 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 web site 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 and the Privacy Act does not appear on this Website.

Receipts, supporting senior-level employees’ travel claims, are available upon request and in accordance with the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.