2015-2016 Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences

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 (MPCC) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. 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.

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.

Detailed information can be found in the MPCC's Report on Plans and Priorities, Departmental Performance Report and Annual Report.

Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of the MPCC
(in dollars)
Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2016 Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2015 Change
Travel: Public Servants 22,174 64,986 (42,812)
Travel: Non-Public Servants 50,752 36,919 13,833
Total Travel 72,926 101,905 (28,979)
Hospitality 1,121 1,225 (104)
Conference Fees 0 798 (798)
Total 74,047 103,928 (29,881)
International Travel by Minister and Minister's Staff (also included in Non-Public Servant travel) N/A N/A N/A

Significant Variances Compared With the Previous Fiscal Year

Travel:
  • Public Servants: Compared to 2014-15, departmental travel expenditures by public servants decreased significantly. The higher amount in 2014-15 was a result of travel by the previous Chairperson, who lived in Windsor, Ontario, resulting in increased travel costs between Ottawa and Windsor for MPCC business and the Fynes Public Interest Hearing (PIH).
  • Non-Public Servants: Compared to fiscal year 2014-15, departmental travel expenditures by non-public servants increased mainly due to a higher volume of investigations conducted outside of headquarters area.
Hospitality:
Compared to fiscal year 2014-15, departmental hospitality expenditures did not change significantly.
Conferences Fees:
Compared to fiscal year 2014-15, departmental conference fees expenditures decreased to zero since there were no conferences held within the last year.
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