Disclosure of Travel and Hospitality Expenses

This web site provides information on the travel and hospitality expenses incurred within the Canadian Institutes of Health Research by the President, Executive Vice-President, Vice-Presidents and Executive Directors.

The rules and principles governing travel are outlined in the Guidelines for Ministers' Offices and in Treasury Board's Travel Directive and Special Travel Authorities. The purpose of these directives is to provide for the reimbursement of reasonable expenses necessarily incurred during travel on government business.

The Government of Canada extends hospitality in accordance with the rules and principles outlined in the Guidelines for Ministers' Offices and the Treasury Board Hospitality Policy. The objective of the policy is to ensure that hospitality is extended in an economical and affordable way when it facilitates government business or is considered desirable as a matter of courtesy and protocol.

The Treasury Board's Guidance document: Proactive disclosure of travel and hospitality expenses is intended to provide guidance to institutions to help ensure that expense information is collected and presented consistently across government and in a manner that promotes transparency and facilitates public access.

The information on this web site will be updated every three months, beginning on March 31, 2004.

Please note that information that would normally be withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act does not appear on this web site.

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