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 senior level employees at the President, Chief Public Health Officer, Assistant Deputy Minister, and equivalent levels.
The rules and principles governing travel are outlined in the Treasury Board's Policies for Ministers' Offices - January 2011, the Special Travel Authorities, the Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures 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 Minister's Offices - January 2011 and the 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 is updated every three months, since its beginning on June 30, 2005. Updated information is posted on the department's web site by the predetermined dates set by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat; July 1st, October 1st, December 31st and March 31st.
During the posting periods of December 31, 2004 to the March 31, 2005 posting, the Public Health Agency of Canada's Chief Public Health Officer and his senior direct reports were included in Health Canada's disclosure of travel and hospitality expenses. To view these expenses please click on the following Health Canada link.
Travel and hospitality expenses of selected government officials paid directly by other organizations or government departments are not included in these disclosures.When applicable, reporting periods are updated as required to include any subsequent adjustments to expenditures.