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Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expenses of the Premier, Ministers and Their Staff

Various Departments

Public servants may incur expenses for travel, meals and hospitality related to government business, and can claim expense reimbursements and certain allowances. They have to follow government policies on these types of expenses, as well as policies on procurement cards and credit cards.

We established an annual rotational audit of departments’ systems to verify that the expenses of the premier, ministers, associate ministers and their staff comply with policies and to support the Treasury Board Committee oversight process. Under this rotational process we audit each department once every three years.

Our May 2017 report describes the new Treasury Board Committee oversight process of the premier’s, ministers’ and associate ministers’ travel, meal

and hospitality expenses, and also includes the results from the first year of our rotational audit. This is the second year of our rotational audit, and includes the expenses for the offices of the ministers of Children’s Services, Community and Social Services, Indigenous Relations, Labour, Seniors and Housing, and Treasury Board and Finance.

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