Summary of expenses for William B. Chambers

Period from October 1st to December 31, 2008

The Brand, Communications and Corporate Affairs portfolio is organised into four departments: Corporate Communications in Ottawa, Toronto and Montréal; French Services’ Communications in Montréal; English Services’ Communications in Toronto; and Government Relations in Ottawa. In a typical week, the Vice-President spends time in each city. The Brand, Communications and Corporate Affairs team also includes regional staff located across Canada.

The Vice-President is expected to maintain a wide network of contacts relevant to the interests of the Corporation. Travel to the regions is required to fulfil this requirement, as well as to attend stakeholder and management events, and to meet with employees.

The Vice-President attends Senior Executive Team meetings every six weeks in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa. He also attends meetings of the Corporation’s Board of Directors six times a year in different locations across the country.

Travel Expenses

Date(s) Purpose(s) Cost(s)
01-02/10/2008 Montreal: meeting with Executive Director Communications, French Services; meeting with President and CEO re: leaders forum. Halifax: attend partnerships meeting $969.72
06/10/2008 Ottawa: brainstorming meeting re: 75th anniversary; brainstorming meeting re: executives in the field; ad hoc meetings with Communications staff $532.93
20/10/2008 Montreal: attend French Services music launch $623.15
22-23/10/2008 Ottawa: Meeting with Director, Strategic Communications re: Leaders Forum; meeting with Director, ATIP; meeting with Senior Director, Corporate Communications; meeting re: reporting structure; Meeting with Compliance Officer and Associate Corporate Secretary; Meeting with with local Human Resources to discuss objective feedback training; Senior Executive Team (SET) meetings $585.90
31/10/2008 Montreal: Ad hoc meetings with Communications staff and Senior Management $947.79
11/14/2008 Ottawa: Meeting with Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs; ad hoc meetings with Corporate Communications staff $576.90
24-25/11/2008 Vaudreuil: Senior Management Team (SET) Retreat $567.40
01-02/12/2008 Ottawa: Attend International Institute of Communications (IIC) steering committee meeting, IIC Conference and ad hoc meetings with Communications staff $792.67
08/12/2008 Ottawa and Montreal: Internal meetings $623.92
Total $6,220.38

Duty Entertainment Expenses

Date(s) Event Description(s) Cost(s)
08/10/2008 Toronto: Lunch with external consultant $38.78
04/11/2008 Toronto: Lunch with Communications Consultant $77.44
08/11/2008 Toronto: Lunch with external consultant $86.90
12/11/2008 Toronto: Dinner with guest speaker from the Leaders Forum and Johanne Charbonneau, Michel Saint-Cyr, George Smith, Michel Trembaly, Bill Chambers and Pierre Nollet from CBC/Radio-Canada $788.27
Total $991.39
GRAND TOTAL $7,211.77

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