Government Travel Expenses
About this information
On June 21, 2019, Bill C-58 (An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts) received royal assent.
Consequently, amendments to the Access to Information Act require institutions across the government to proactively publish a wide range of information, including the proactive publication of travel expense information of senior officers or employees as described below:
- Travel expense information must be published in electronic form within 30 days after the end of the month in which expenses incurred were reimbursed.
The rules and principles governing travel of senior officers or employees are outlined in the Policies for Ministers' Offices, the National Joint Council’s Travel Directive, the Treasury Board's Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures and Special Travel Authorities. The purpose of these instruments is to provide for the approval of travel expenditures and the reimbursement of reasonable expenses necessarily incurred during travel on government business.
The information on this web site will be updated monthly, beginning July 2019.