Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences 2017-18

As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information on the total annual expenditures for each of travel, hospitality and conferences for the Courts Administration Service (CAS) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, except for information withheld under the Access to Information Act, the Privacy Act or information related to Deputy Judges, given their status as judicial officers.

Travel, hospitality and conference expenditures incurred by a federal department or agency relate to activities that support the department or agency’s mandate and the government’s priorities.

CAS’s travel, hospitality and conference expenditures support the delivery of the following core programs and services to Canadians:

  • The provision of effective and efficient registry, judicial and corporate services to the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada. Further details on CAS' programs can be found in CAS' 2017-18 Departmental Results Report (DRR).

CAS' total annual expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences are summarized below:

Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures, Courts Administration Service
Year ended March 31, 2018
(in thousands of dollars)
Expenditure Category Expenditures for
the year ended
March 31, 2018
Expenditures for the
previous year ended
March 31, 2017
  • Operational activities
$455 $446 Not applicable
  • Key stakeholders
$7 $12 Not applicable
  • Internal governance
$14 $23 Not applicable
  • Training
$74 $8 Not applicable
  • Other
$0 $6 Not applicable
A. Total Travel $550 $495 $55
B. Hospitality $37 $36 $1
C. Conference Fees $0 $0 $0
TOTAL [A+B+C] $587 $531 $56

International travel by minister and minister's staff
(included in travel)

$0 $0 $0

Significant variances compared with previous fiscal year

Travel: compared with fiscal year 2016-17, departmental travel expenditures increased by $55 thousand (11%) mainly due to additional travel requirements for security projects throughout the country. Increases were also related to facilities projects, including travel to relocate the Québec City Office, thereby ensuring a continued federal Courts presence in that location as well as travel to establish a new permanent Hamilton regional office. These increases were partially offset by decreases principally in judicial and registry services.

Hospitality: compared with fiscal year 2016-17, departmental hospitality expenditures increased by $1 thousand (0.03%) mainly due to an increase of hospitality requirements in the area of judicial services. 

Conference fees:  consistent with fiscal year 2016-17, departmental conference fee expenditures were nil in 2017-18.

Minister and minister’s exempt staff: consistent with fiscal year 2016-17, departmental expenditures for international travel by the Minister and the Minister’s exempt staff were nil in 2017-18.

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