Annual Report on Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures

Canada Energy Regulator 2018 - 2019

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on travel, hospitality and conference expenditures for Canada Energy Regulator for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019.

Travel, hospitality and conference expenditures incurred by a federal department or agency relate to activities that support the department or agency’s mandate and the government’s priorities.

Mandate:

The National Energy Board is an independent federal regulator of several parts of Canada’s energy industry. It promotes safety and security, environmental protection and economic efficiency in Canadian public interest within the mandate set by Parliament for the regulation of pipeline, energy development and trade. The NEB delivers its mandate by operating under four core responsibilities: Energy Adjudication, Safety and Environment Oversight, Energy Information, and Engagement.

Canada Energy Regulator Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures for Year ending March 31, 2019

Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures

Expenditure category

Expenditures for year ended March 31, 2019 ($ thousands)

Expenditures for year ended March 31, 2018 ($ thousands)

Variance ($ thousands)

Travel

Operational activities

$1,443.00

$1,278.00

$165.00

Key stakeholders

$403.00

$430.00

-$27.00

Internal governance

$108.00

$114.00

-$6.00

Training

$243.00

$243.00

$0.00

Other

$281.00

$224.00

$57.00

A. Total travel

$2,478.00

$2,289.00

$189.00

B. Hospitality

$47.00

$41.00

$6.00

C. Conference fees

$151.00

$142.00

$9.00

Total [A+B+C]

$2,676.00

$2,472.00

$204.00

International travel by minister and minister's staff (included in travel)

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

Explanation of significant variances compared with previous fiscal year

Total travel:

Compared with fiscal year 2017-2018, travel expenditures in 2018-2019 increased by $188K (8%). This increase is primarily due to increase in inspections and hearings activities for projects such as Trans Mountain Expansion Project along with multiple other programs and activities for the department.

Hospitality:

Compared with fiscal year 2017-2018, hospitality expenditures in 2018-2019 increased by $6K (14%). This increase is mainly due to increase activities related to Trans Mountain Expansion Project reconsideration, Manitoba Hydro MB-MN Transmission project

Conference fees:

N/A

Minister and minister’s exempt staff - International travel:

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