Report on annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences for the year 2013-2014
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Publication author : Canada Economic Development for Quebec regions
ISSN number : 2368-6200
Publish date : November 5, 2014
This report presents the travel, hospitality and conferences expenditures for 2013-2014 fiscal year.
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As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conferences and Events, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec (CED) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. It also provides the variance explanations from the previous fiscal year in each of these categories.
This information is updated annually and does not contain information normally withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.
Expenditures on travel, hospitality, conferences and events incurred by federal departments and agencies support the departmental mandate and the government’s priorities.
2. The Agency’s Mandate and Main Programs
Under the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec Act, which entered into force on October 5, 2005, the Agency’s mission is to promote the long-term economic development of the regions of Quebec by giving special attention to those where slow economic growth is prevalent or where opportunities for productive employment are inadequate.
Information on the Agency’s authorities, mandate, program activities and programs can be found in the Report on Plans and Priorities and the Departmental Performance Report.
Total annual expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences by the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec are summarized below:
|Expenditure Category||Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2014||Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2013 (adjusted**)||Variance|
|(in thousands of dollars)|
|Travel – Public servants||$ 450||$ 495||$ (45)|
|Travel – Non-Public servants||$ 59||$ 41||$ 18|
|International travel by Minister and Minister’s staff*||$ 16||$ 0||$ 16|
|Travel costs||$ 525||$ 536||$ (11)|
|Hospitality||$ 14||$ 20||$ (6)|
|Conference fees||$ 1||$ 6||$ (5)|
|TOTAL||$ 540||$ 562||$ (22)|
(*) Includes international travel that is part of the Agency’s program.
(*) Comparative figures for Travel - Non-public servants have been corrected to conform to the current years’ presentation.
3. Significant Variances Compared to the Previous Fiscal Year
Overall, the Agency’s expenditures for the categories as a whole decreased compared to the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
- International travel by Minister and Minister’s staff: As part of his mandate in 2013-2014, the Minister and his staff spent two days at the 50th International Paris Airshow in Paris-Le Bourget, promoting the strengths and capabilities of the Quebec and Canadian aerospace industry on the international scene, so as to position the industry as innovative, competitive and on the leading edge of technological development and to position our aerospace firms as suppliers of choice.
All Agency managers contributed by reducing their spending on hospitality.
Here again, all Agency managers contributed by reducing their spending on conference fees.
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