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Over the next several months, Government of Canada departments will be transitioning to a single new website at www.canada.ca. As part of their transition, departments will begin making their Proactive Disclosure reports and completed ATIP requests available through the Open Government portal. As departments migrate to Canada.ca, more and more reports will become available through this portal. During this transitional period, if a report from a specific department is not yet available on the Open Government portal, please refer to Government-Wide Reporting where a copy can be found. For any questions on this issue, please contact info@ceaa-acee.gc.ca.

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 within Environment Canada by the Minister and the exempt staff, and by senior employees at the Deputy Minister, Associate Deputy Minister, Assistant Deputy Minister, and equivalent levels.

The rules and principles governing travel are outlined in the Policies for Ministers' Offices and in Treasury Board's Travel Directive and Special Travel Authorities. The purpose of these instruments 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 Guidelines for Ministers' Offices and the Treasury Board 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 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.

View Travel and Hospitality reports