As required by the Treasury Board Directive on the Management of Expenditures on Travel, Hospitality and Conferences, 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, 2011.
Expenditures incurred by federal departments and agencies for travel, hospitality, and conferences are related to activities that support organizational mandate(s) 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 Act1. 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 the jurisdiction of the Attorney General of Canada. 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:
The PPSC’s total annual expenditures for travel, hospitality and conferences, are summarized below:
|Expenditure Category||Expenditures for the year ending March 31, 2011 (in thousands of dollars)|
|Travel – Public Servants||4,198|
|Travel – Non-Public Servants||85|
|International Travel by Minister and Minister’s Staff||0|
1 The PPSC was created on December 12, 2006, when the Director of Public Prosecutions Act, Part 3 of the Federal Accountability Act came into force. Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is the organization’s legal title, whereas Public Prosecution Service of Canada is its applied title.