Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences – March 31, 2013

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information about the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC)’s total annual expenditures for travel, hospitality, and conferences. This report covers the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.

This information is updated annually and does not contain information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

Expenditures incurred by PPSC for travel, hospitality, and conferences are related to activities that support its mandate and the government’s priorities.

The PPSC is an independent prosecution service whose main objective is to prosecute offences under federal jurisdiction in a manner that is free of any improper influence and that respects the public interest. Its mandate is set out in the Director of Public Prosecutions ActFootnote 1. The Act calls on the PPSC to provide prosecutorial advice to law enforcement agencies, and to prosecute matters on behalf of the Crown that are within the jurisdiction of the Attorney General of Canada. The PPSC’s sole strategic outcome is the prosecution of criminal and regulatory offences under federal law in a manner that is independent, impartial, and fair.

The PPSC plays an integral role in the criminal justice system, promoting due process and working to safeguard the rights of all those who come into contact with the system. The benefits to Canadians from the work carried out by the PPSC include:

The PPSC’s total annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences, are summarized below:

(in thousands of dollars)
Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2013
(a)
Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2012
(b)
Variance (a-b)
Travel – Public Servants 4,004 4,067 (63)
Travel – Non-Public Servants 133 89 44
International Travel by Minister and Minister’s Staff 0 0 0
Total Travel 4,137 4,156 (19)
Hospitality 22 9 13
Conference Fees 36 40 (4)
TOTAL 4,195 4,205 (10)

Overall the expenditures decreased slightly compared to the previous fiscal year. The significant variances are:

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