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Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences For the period ending March 31, 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 Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) 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 mandates and the government's priorities.

In particular, for CanNor, this includes the delivery of core programs and services to Canadians as described below.

CanNor has a mandate to foster regional economic development in Canada’s three territories by delivering programs, building partnerships to leverage investments in the North, and advocating for the interests of Northerners and Aboriginal people.

CanNor delivers a variety of programs to support business and community development, undertakes research to support the development of evidence-based policies, and acts as a champion for Northern economic prosperity and diversification. Programs are delivered through partnerships with Aboriginal communities and territorial governments.  Through the Northern Projects Management Office, CanNor also works to improve regulatory processes for major resource projects in the territories.

Total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences of CanNor are summarized below:

Expenditure Category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2011
  (in thousands of dollars)
Travel – Public Servants 1,122
Travel – Non-Public Servants 88
International Travel by Minister and Minister’s Staff 34
   
Total Travel 1,244
Hospitality 29
Conference Fees 17
   
TOTAL   1,290

Approval by Senior Officials

Approved, in accordance with the Treasury Board Directive for the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences:

Colleen Swords
Interim President
Yves Robineau
Chief Financial Officer

Ottawa, Canada
October 28, 2011