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 site provides information on the travel and hospitality expenses incurred within the Public Health Agency of Canada by the Chief Public Health Officer and his senior direct reports, namely: the Associate Deputy Minister, the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, the Assistant Deputy Minister-Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, the Assistant Deputy Minister-Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention, the Assistant Deputy Minister-Emergency Management and Corporate Affairs, the Director General-Office of Public Health Practice, the Director General-Strategic Policy and International Affairs, the Director General-Communications, the Executive Director-Corporate Secretariat, the Chief Science Officer, the Chief Audit Executive and the Chief Financial Officer.
From the December 31, 2004 to the March 31, 2005 posting; the Public Health Agency of Canada's disclosure on travel and hospitality expenses by the Chief Public Health Officer and his senior direct reports were included in Health Canada's disclosure. To view these expenses please click on the following Health Canada link.
The rules and principles governing travel are outlined in the Treasury Board's Policies for Ministers' Offices - January 2011 and Special Travel Authorities and in the National Joint Council's Travel Directive . 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 Treasury Board's Policies for Ministers' Offices - January 2011 and the Directive on the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences . 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 is updated every three months, since its beginning on June 30, 2005.