Report on annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences for the Fiscal Year 2010-2011

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 the Canadian Grain Commission 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 departmental mandate(s) and the government’s priorities.

The Canadian Grain Commission administers the provisions of the Canada Grain Act. The Canadian Grain Commission’s mandate as set out in the Canada Grain Act is to, “in the interests of the grain producers, establish and maintain standards of quality for Canadian grain and regulate grain handling in Canada, to ensure a dependable commodity for domestic and export markets.” To effectively pursue its mandate and make a difference to Canadians, the Canadian Grain Commission aims to achieve one strategic outcome: Canada’s grain is safe, reliable and marketable and Canadian grain producers are protected. The Canadian Grain Commission has five program activities which each contribute to making progress to the sole strategic outcome. They are the quality assurance program, the quantity assurance program, the grain quality research program, the producer protection program, and internal services. For further information on the Canadian Grain Commission’s programs and activities please see section II of the Canadian Grain Commission’s Report on Plans and Priorities and the Departmental Progress Report.

Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of the Canadian Grain Commission
Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2011 ($ 000)
¹ Includes international travel that is part of a department's program.
Travel – Public Servants $2,676
Travel – Non-Public Servants $68
International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff¹ $0
Total Travel $2,744
Hospitality $59
Conference Fees $89
Total $2,892