On December 12, 2003, the Prime Minister announced a new policy on the mandatory publication of travel and hospitality expenses for selected government officials.
The rules and principles governing travel and hospitality are outlined in the Guidelines for Ministers' Offices and in CDC's Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures and Treasury Board's Special Travel Authorities. The purpose of these directives is to provide for the reimbursement of reasonable expenses necessarily incurred during travel on government business and 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. Since September 2007, the expense spreadsheet has three pages and includes the expenses of the CEO, of the Chairman and of the Commissioner.
Travel and hospitality expenses archive.
Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016
In September 2015, the CDC implemented the Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, as directed by the Governor in Council. Since then, the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for the Canadian Dairy Commission are posted annually.
As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conference fees for the Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) for the fiscal year ending July 31, 2016.
This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Actor the Privacy Act.
Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conference fees incurred by the CDC are for the most part related to activities that support the organizational mandate and the government’s priorities.
For the CDC, this includes coordinating federal and provincial dairy policies and creating a control mechanism for milk production which would help stabilize producer revenues and avoid milk surpluses. To pursue its mandate, the CDC works with provincial governments and dairy industry stakeholders such as dairy producers, processors, further processors and consumers. On behalf of the dairy industry, it administers the revenue and market pooling agreements and develops, implements, and administers major programs such as the Special Milk Class Permit Program, the Dairy Innovation Program, the Dairy Marketing Program, the Dairy Export Program and the Skim Milk Redirection Program.
A full description of the CDC’s mandate and strategic outcomes can be found in the Annual Report.
|Expenditure Category||Expenditures for the Year Ending July 31, 2016 ($000)|
|Travel: Public Servants||$432|
|Travel: Non-Public Servants||$57|
|International Travel by Minister and Minister’s Staff *||$0|