Report on Annual Expenditures for Travel, Hospitality and Conferences – March 31, 2014
As required by the Treasury Board Directive on Travel, Hospitality, Conference and Event Expenditures, this report provides information about the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC)’s total annual expenditures for travel, hospitality, and conferences. This report covers the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.
This information is updated annually and does not contain information that is subject to being withheld under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act.
Expenditures incurred by the PPSC for travel, hospitality, and conferences are related to activities that support its mandate and the government’s priorities.
The PPSC is an independent prosecution service whose main objective is to prosecute offences under federal jurisdiction in a manner that is free of any improper influence and that respects the public interest. Its mandate is set out in the Director of Public Prosecutions ActFootnote 1. The Act calls on the PPSC to provide prosecutorial advice to law enforcement agencies, and to prosecute matters on behalf of the Crown that are within federal jurisdiction. The PPSC’s sole strategic outcome is the prosecution of criminal and regulatory offences under federal law in a manner that is independent, impartial, and fair.
The PPSC plays an integral role in the criminal justice system, promoting due process and working to safeguard the rights of all those who come into contact with the system. The benefits to Canadians from the work carried out by the PPSC include:
- provision of legal advice to police forces and federal investigative agencies on the criminal law implications of investigations and prosecutions;
- appropriate enforcement of federal laws through principled and independent decisions by prosecutors; and
- confidence in the administration of justice through professionally conducted prosecutions that result in a judicial determination on the merits of the evidence.
|Expenditure Category||Expenditures for the Year Ending March 31, 2014
|Expenditures for the Previous Year Ending March 31, 2013
|Travel: Public Servants||3,571||4,004||(433)|
|Travel: Non-Public Servants||98||133||(35)|
|International Travel by Minister and Minister’s Staff (also included in Non-Public Servant travel)||0||0||0|
Significant Variances Compared With the Previous Fiscal Year
There is an overall reduction in all the categories in 2013–2014 from 2012–2013 largely due to concentrated efforts to reduce expenditures and by promoting the use of available technologies such as teleconferencing for connecting with partners and stakeholders.
Other significant variances were due to:
- Travel: no other significant variance.
- Hospitality: PPSC co-hosted the North American and Caribbean Regional Conference of the International Association of Prosecutors in 2012–2013.
- Conferences: no other significant variance.
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