The Government of Canada is working hard to enhance the role of Parliament and the proactive disclosure of information so that Canadians are better able to hold Parliament, the government, and public sector officials to account.
To this end, 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 (with only limited exceptions, such as when national security is at issue), reclassification of positions, and grants and contributions.
- Disclosure of travel and hospitality expenses
- Disclosure of contracts
- Disclosure of position reclassifications
- Disclosure of grants and contributions
As expenditures for advertising and public notices incurred by the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages are not reported in the Annual Report on Government of Canada Advertising Activities because of the independent status of the Commissioner of Official Languages as an agent of Parliament, they are proactively disclosed on this Web site to ensure transparency.