"This document represents the Travel Expense report for Hon. Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, for the time period of March 2012"
Explanation of Travel Expense Reports
The travel expense reports posted on the Open Information website represent the most recent monthly payment information drawn from government's financial system. The reports are derived from the same financial data used to prepare government's public accounts. However, these reports are not audited financial statements and may be subject to further reconciliation. Travel on government business is governed by both policy and regulation. Deputy Minister travel is guided by government's Core Policy for Travel. Information regarding Ministers' travel can be found at bclaws.ca. While expense reports are posted on a monthly basis, in some cases a monthly posting may incorporate expenses beyond that one month period, depending on when invoices or claim forms are processed. For example, a flight booked and taken in April may not appear until May, June or later monthly report. Expense reports are based on the travel expenses paid to or on behalf of individuals and are not associated with their role or position. As a result, when a Minister or Deputy Minister changes portfolios, the travel expenses paid under their former and current roles will appear on the summary report.
March 2012 is the end of the line for Christy Clark's Fiscal Year!
Therefore it begs the question, just what was Pat Bell dumping into March, that wasn't included in the trip to China, India and Japan, that should have been reported in November?
Monies that were spent during the HST to promote the keeping of the damn tax!