Treasury Board President Stockwell Day will hold a news conference tomorrow, see the announcement below. One of the measures I’m told will be announced is doing away with the government paying for booze whether for travelling bureaucrats or those out to lunch.
Right now senior bureaucrats have to follow the same rules as ministers when it comes to publicly disclosing their hospitality and travel expenses, you can see the reports for Day’s top staffers here. This new directive is expected to expand the reporting of travel and hospitality and to establish the no booze rule.
Over the last several years many private sector companies have put restrictions on when or if they will pay for alcohol when employees are travelling. While I doubt there are thousands of civil servants getting ginned up on the job, I do expect some push back on this if my information is accurate.
Ottawa, November 23, 2010 – The Honourable Stockwell Day, President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, accompanied by the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of State for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, will hold a press conference about new measures to cut government waste.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
12:30 p.m. (local time)
National Press Theatre
150 Wellington Street
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