Annual Report on Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures: 2017 - 2018

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 travel, hospitality and conference expenditures for Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, except for information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

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.

Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada’s travel, hospitality and conference expenditures support the delivery of the following core programs and services to Canadians.

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, 2018

Expenditure category Expenditures for year ended March 31, 2018 ($ thousands) Expenditures for year ended March 31, 2017 * ($ thousands) Variance ($ thousands)
Travel

Operational activities

72 - -

Key stakeholders

35 - -

Internal governance

1 - -

Training

11 - -

Other

1 - -
A. Total travel 120 56 64
B. Hospitality 1 1 0
C. Conference fees 0 0 0
Total [A+B+C] 121 57 64
International travel by minister and minister's staff (included in travel) 0 0 0

* Effective April 1st, 2017, total annual travel expenditures must be disclosed per travel category (above) and an explanation of significant variance be provided on total travel expenditures. Previously, total travel expenditures were disclosed between the travel categories of public and non-public servants.

Explanation of significant variances compared with previous fiscal year

Total travel:

Compared with fiscal year 2016-17, departmental travel expenditures increased mainly due to an increase in the number of investigations conducted outside of the headquarters area.

Hospitality:

Compared with fiscal year 2016-17, 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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