Annual Report on Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures: 2016 - 2017

Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conference fees for the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. It also provides the variance explanations from the previous fiscal year in each of these areas.

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 conference fees incurred by federal departments and agencies are related to activities that support a departmental or agency mandate and the government’s priorities.

Mandate:

Under Part IV of the National Defence Act, the MPCC mandate is to examine complaints arising from either the conduct of Military Police members in the exercise of policing duties or functions or from interference in their police investigations. To carry out this mandate, the Chairperson has the power to investigate, to cause the MPCC to conduct a public interest investigation, convene public hearings, and report its findings and make recommendations based on those findings. The MPCC also sustained its Outreach Program, clarifying its mandate and complaints processes to its stakeholders.

Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures

Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada

Year ended March 31, 2017

Expenditure category Expenditures for year ended March 31, 2017 ($ thousands) Expenditures for year ended March 31, 2016 ($ thousands) Variance ($ thousands)
Travel

Public servants

28 22 6

Non-public servants

28 51 -23
A. Total travel 56 73 -17
B. Hospitality 1 1 0
C. Conference fees 0 0 0
Total [A+B+C] 57 74 -17
International travel by minister and minister's staff (included in travel) 0 0 0

Explanation of significant variances compared with previous fiscal year

Total travel:

Compared to 2015-16, departmental travel expenditures by public servants increased by $6,087 as a result of an increase in travel expenditures related to training activities. Compared to fiscal year 2015-16, departmental travel expenditures by non-public servants decreased significantly due to a lower volume of investigations conducted outside of headquarters area and less outreach visits.

Hospitality:

Compared to fiscal year 2015-16, departmental hospitality expenditures did not change significantly.

Conference fees:

There were no conference fees expenditures for this reporting period.

Minister and minister’s exempt staff - International travel:

N/A

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