Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences 2020-21

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, 2021, except for information withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.

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' 2020-21 Departmental Results Report (DRR).
Travel, Hospitality and Conference Expenditures, Courts Administration Service
Year ended March 31, 2021
(in thousands of dollars)
Expenditure Category Expenditures for
the year ended
March 31, 2021
Expenditures for the
previous year ended
March 31, 2020

1 The comparative figures have been updated to reflect the change in the Access to Information Act and to be consistent with the current year presentation.

  • Operational activities
$87 $8321 $-745
  • Key stakeholders
$1 $27 $-26
  • Internal governance
$1 $34 $-33
  • Training
$5 $86 $-81
  • Other
$- $40 $-40
A. Total Travel $94 $1,019 $-925
B. Hospitality $1 $63 $-62
C. Conference Fees $2 - $2
TOTAL [A+B+C] $97 $1,082 $-985

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

- - -

Significant variances compared with previous fiscal year

Travel: compared with fiscal year 2019-20, departmental travel expenditures decreased by $925 thousand (-91%) mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions.

Hospitality: compared with fiscal year 2019-20, departmental hospitality expenditures decreased by $62 thousand (-98%).

Conference fees: departmental conference fees expenditures were less than $2 thousand in 2020-21.

Minister and minister’s exempt staff: consistent with fiscal year 2019-20, departmental expenditures for international travel by the Minister and the Minister’s exempt staff were nil in 2020-21.

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