Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences

As required by the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada ("the Tribunal") for the fiscal years ending March 31, 2011, March 31, 2012 and March 31, 2013.

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

The Tribunal's principal, as a multi-transportation modal administrative law review body, is to hold Review and Appeal Hearings at the request of interested parties with respect to certain administrative actions taken under various federal transportation Acts.

In order to fulfill this mandate, the Tribunal incurs travel, hospitality and conference expenditures to: hold hearings throughout Canada, normally at the location where the alleged infraction occurred, so that witnesses for the parties may present themselves with minimum displacement costs; attend and present at forums related to the Tribunal's mandate; attend and hold learning events for the professional development of the Tribunal's Members. It should be noted that Tribunal Members, which include the Chairperson and CEO, and Vice-Chairperson, are considered to be non-public servants. 

Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of the Tribunal are summarized below:

Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2013
(in thousands of dollars)
Travel – Public Servants 0
Travel – Non-Public Servants 93
International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff[1] 0
Total Travel 93
Hospitality 2
Conference Fees 5
TOTAL 100
Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2012
(in thousands of dollars)
Travel – Public Servants 2
Travel – Non-Public Servants 133
International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff[1] 0
Total Travel 135
Hospitality 5
Conference Fees 1
TOTAL 141
Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2011
(in thousands of dollars)
Travel – Public Servants 3
Travel – Non-Public Servants 155
International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff[1] 0
Total Travel 158
Hospitality 2
Conference Fees 5
TOTAL 165

[1] Includes international travel that is part of a department's program