Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences 2016-2017

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, this report provides information on the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s (CNSC) total annual expenditures on travel, hospitality and conference fees incurred for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. It also provides explanations for variances 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.

For the CNSC, this includes the delivery of the following core programs and services to Canadians:

  • regulating the development, production and use of nuclear energy in Canada to protect health, safety and the environment
  • regulating the production, possession, use and transport of nuclear substances, and the production, possession and use of prescribed equipment and prescribed information
  • implementing measures respecting international control of the development, production, transport and use of nuclear energy and substances, including measures respecting the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and nuclear explosive devices
  • disseminating scientific, technical and regulatory information concerning the CNSC’s activities, pertaining to the development, production, possession, transport and use of nuclear substances that affect the environment and the health and safety of persons

For more information on the CNSC's mandate and core programs and/or services, please consult the CNSC's Departmental Performance Report or Departmental Plan.

Total annual expenditures for the CNSC's travel, hospitality and conferences fees:
Expenditure category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2017
($000)
Expenditures for the previous year ending March 31, 2016
($000)
Change
($000)
* CNSC reports to Parliament through the Minister of Natural Resources, whose travel expenses are included in Natural Resources Canada's Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences.
Travel: Public servants $4,561 $4,598 ($37)
Travel: Non-public servants $76 $71 $5
Total Travel $4,637 $4,669 ($32)
Hospitality $97 $92 $5
Conference Fees $83 $4 $79
Total $4,817 $4,765 $52
International travel by Minister and minister’s staff * N/A N/A N/A

Significant variances compared to the previous fiscal year.

Travel:

  1. Public servants: no significant change
  2. Non-public servants: no significant change.
  3. Minister and minister’s staff: not applicable.

Hospitality:

Compared to fiscal year 2015–16, hospitality expenditures increased primarily because of the scheduling of emergency management exercises

Conference Fees:

Compared to fiscal year 2015–16, reported fees increased because of a revised interpretation of related guidance from the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. Conferences where CNSC participants debated or were informed of the status of the nuclear industry had been classified as training prior to 2016–17, but are now identified and reported under the "conference fees" expenditure category.