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Archived - Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences (2018-2019)

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As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conferences and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019.

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 related to supporting departmental mandate(s) and the government's priorities. 

In particular, for the CFIA, this includes the delivery of the following core programs and/or services to Canadians:

Travel is essential for the delivery of these services.

Travel, hospitality and conferences expenditures

Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Year ended March 31, 2019
Expenditure category Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2019
(in thousands of dollars)
Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2018
(in thousands of dollars)
Variance
Travel
Operational activities 7,981 8,449 (468)
Key stakeholders 677 572 105
Internal governance 538 389 149
Training 2,598 2,674 (76)
Other 1,308 1,134 174
A. Total Travel 13,102 13,218 (116)
B. Hospitality 130 120 10
C. Conference fees 184 181 3
Total 13,416 13,519 (103)

Significant variances compared to the previous fiscal year

The 2018-19 travel for operational activities decreased compared to the 2017-18 travel largely due to the conclusion of the of the Bovine Tuberculosis emergency outbreak in Alberta. With the conclusion of the outbreak specialists were no longer required to be deployed to the area to support the investigation.

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