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Proactive Disclosure/Travel and Hospitality Expenses

The information on this page contains travel and hospitality expenses incurred by the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, the President and Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Officers of VIA Rail.The guiding principles for travel and hospitality expenses are outlined in the Financial Policy, Practice and Authority (FPPA) Manual as well as in VIA Rail’s Director Compensation and Expenses Policy of VIA Rail. These documents establish, among other things, guidelines for the reimbursement of legitimate and reasonable expenses incurred by VIA Rail’s personnel in the conduct of the business of the organization.

As a leader in the field of passenger transportation in Canada, and with offices, train stations and maintenance centers across the country, VIA Rail encourages the use of its services by senior managers travelling in the course of their functions. When time and distance make travelling by train impractical, senior managers are allowed to use other means of transport. It should also be noted that, in rare cases, senior managers may be required to travel abroad to meet with leaders and experts in the railway industry and to attend international conferences.

The expenses incurred by the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, the President and Chief Executive Officer and Executive Officers of the organization are presented to the VIA Rail Board of Directors on a regular basis. The expenditure accounts are also subject to verification by internal and external auditors to ensure that such expenditures are consistent with the organization's policies.

Please note that the information on this page will be updated on a quarterly basis and that the information typically protected under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act has been intentionally omitted.

 

Summary - Business Travel and Hospitality Expenses (in dollars $)