Disclosure of 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.

This web site provides information on the travel and hospitality expenses incurred by the Minister National Revenue, Parliamentary Secretary, and their exempt staff, and, within the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), by senior employees at the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, and equivalent levels.

The rules and principles governing travel are outlined in the Guidelines for Ministers' Offices and in the Canada Revenue Agency's Travel Directive. The purpose of this directive is to provide for the reimbursement of reasonable expenses necessarily incurred during travel on government business.

The Canada Revenue Agency extends hospitality in accordance with the rules and principles outlined in the Guidelines for Ministers' Offices and its Directive on the Management of Expenditures on Hospitality. The objective of this 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.

Please note that the Canada Revenue Agency is an independent employer and therefore the Agency's policies on Travel and Hospitality differ from the Treasury Board's policies.

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 or the Privacy Act does not appear on this Web site.

Notes:

  1. Expenses for a plane belonging to the government of Canada or exploited for the government are indicated, if they are imputed.
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