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Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences

For the year ended March 31, 2011

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 Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.

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

Expenditures on travel, hospitality and conferences incurred by federal departments and agencies are, for the most part, directly related to supporting the departmental mandate and the government's priorities.

In particular, for WD, this includes the delivery of core programs to Canadians that advance innovation, business development and community economic development in rural and urban areas throughout the four western provinces. Through the Western Economic Diversification Act, the department is mandated to “promote the development and diversification of the economy of Western Canada and to advance the interests of the West in national economic policy, program and project development and implementation.”

Additional information on departmental programs and program activities may be found in Western Economic Diversification Canada’s Programs and the Departmental Performance Report.

Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences for WD are summarized below:

Expenditure Category Expenditures for
the year ending
March 31, 2011
(in thousands of dollars)
Travel – Public Servants 2,405
Travel – Non-Public Servants 10
International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff1 14
Total Travel 2,429
Hospitality 75
Conference Fees 28
TOTAL 2,532


[1] Amount includes international travel that is part of the department's program.