The Government of Canada has implemented a series of measures to strengthen public sector management by enhancing transparency and oversight of public resources in the federal government.
One of these measures includes the proactive disclosure of financial and human resources related information by departments and agencies. By making this information readily available on departmental web sites, Canadians and Parliament are better able to hold the Government and public sector officials responsible for their actions.
For this purpose, the Government announced the mandatory publication on departmental web sites of travel and hospitality expenses for selected government officials, contracts entered into by the Government of Canada for amounts over $10,000 except, limited exceptions, when national security could be compromised; reclassification of positions, the awarding of grants and contributions over $25,000 and the total annual departmental expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences including a brief description of the main variances from the previous year's actual expenditures.
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