MacKay, Peter Gordon - Minister of National Defence

Travel Expenses - September 2, 2012 to December 1, 2012

Start Date Purpose Total Cost
2012-09-06 6 Sep 12 – HMCS Hunter Infrastructure Announcement – Announced the construction of a new facility ($36 million dollar investment), Addressed and met with the sailors of HMCS Ville de Quebec, Windsor, ON 7 Sep 12 – CFD Mountain View Announcement - Ribbon cutting announcement for the new glider hanger ($16 million investment), Met and spoke with Air Cadets as well as DND staff from CFB Trenton $1,075.86
2012-09-09 Announcement and visit to CFB Greenwood $319.70
2012-09-13 13 Sep 12 – Leopard 2 Tank Demo - Announced the arrival of the final Leopard 2A4s, Met with Command teams, Visited the Gunnery Simulator, Visited with soldiers from the Gunnery competition and personnel from the Armour School, Viewed Battle runs and vehicle roll pasts, Attended Press and Media Q and A, Attended lunch and award presentations, CFB Gagetown in Fredericton 14 Sep 12 - War of 1812 Battle Honour Announcement at Fort York, which bestowed various militia units with a War of 1812 battle honour, Toronto, ON $1,379.60
2012-09-27 Sept 27-29 Visit to Washington DC. MND attended a Scene Setter working breakfast at the Canadian Embassy with LGen Thibault, MGen Matern, Deborah Lyons, Deputy Head of Mission, and staff. Escorted to Pentagon for bilat and media event with SECDEF, Leon Panetta. Visited the Arlington National Cemetery, escorted by David Kammen, and laid wreathes at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider and Canadian Cross of Sacrifice. Accepted the Dr. William J. Perry Award, presented by Dr Richard Downie and Dr Paul Stockton, at a ceremony and luncheon event at the National Defence University. Returned to Canadian Embassy for meeting with Ambassador Doer, Peter van Praagh and Halifax International Security Forum (HISF) organizers. Completed a series of media call backs to Canada. Bluenose II Relaunch. $2,081.74
2012-10-06 Oct 6-12 Defence Ministers of Americas Conference Participate in the Canadian Defence Ministers of Americas Conference - Bilat Mtgs with Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Belize, Uruguay, Organization of American States, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay, Saint Vincent, Peru, Chile and pull aside courtesy calls with Saint Kitts, Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, and Venezuela, Participated in the official welcome event, opening session, plenary sessions, and closing session, Attend the Official farewell lunch event Punta del Este, Uruguay Met with the Base Commander, Col Amado, prior departure, Montevideo, Uruguay *A portion of this trip was non-commercial $395.66
2012-10-13 Order of St. George Investiture in Toronto $758.65
2012-10-18 Oct 18-21 FPA/HPA Events Attend roundtable breakfast discussion with the Halifax Port Authority in Short Hills, New Jersey, Attend luncheon with the Foreign Policy Association, ABC Media Event, New York, New York $1,236.06
2012-11-01 Nov 1-2 True Patriot Love Reception and Dinner, major fundraiser to support DND families, Met with senior leadership of Canadian Forces, Met with key DND stakeholders, Toronto, ON $1,165.76
2012-11-05 Cancelled Trip $99.95
2012-11-08 Nov 8-12 Remembrance Day with the Troops *A portion of this trip was non-commercial On day 1 of MND's visist, he met with Afghan Minister of Defence Mohammadi, met with Afghan Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ludin, met with Afghan Minister of Interior Patang, Doctor Samar of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Rights Committeem and attend a dinner at the Canadian Embassy hosted by Ambassador Davidson. Day 2 of MND's visit included a visit to Camp Phoenix to participate and attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony, and visit with Canadian service personnel. He also visited camp Blackhorse where he viewed Canadian contributions to CFC and was introduced to key ANA CFC personnel, their training and mentoring tasks. While at Blackhorse, MND also visited with Canadian service personnel. MND visited camp Alamo, where he meet and interacted with Canadian service personnel, presented a Queen's Jubilee medal and General Campaign service bar, and share dinner with the troops. MND visited camp Eggers where he met with LGEN Bolgers Commander NTM-A and Commander CSTC-A, and was provided a brief by MGEN Ferron Commander CTM-A and Deputy Commander NTM-A and his team. Lastly, MND did media call backs and interviews prior to his departure and return to Canada. $6,940.49
2012-11-15 Nov 15-18 Halifax International Security Forum Attend Industry Roundtable, Conduct interviews, Meet and Greet with military members and Mrs. Harper, Deliver Opening and Welcoming Remarks, Attend Bilats with US, Serbia, Norway, Columbia, Afghanistan, Germany, Israel, France and Palestine, Attend reception and Gala Dinner, Attend Night Owl Sessions, Operation Unified Protector (OUP) Medal Ceremony, CFB Stadacona Drill Shed, Halifax, NS. MND addressed the parade and spectators, presented OUP medals to one of the formed platoons, and departed the event. Attend Plenaries, Participate in HISF jog, Attend Americas Breakfast, Conduct multiple Media Events, Tour the Citadel Hill Army Museum Exhibit, Deliver Closing Remarks, and Hold Closing Press Conference $69.20
2012-11-23 Visit the Adrenaline Zone, LFCA troops running the Obstacle Course, Visit CF Statiac Displays, Visit Army Vehicle Display, Grey Cup Event, Toronto, ON. Nov 26 - MVHR Forum: MND made opening remarks at the Military and Veterans Health Research Forum, toured the scientific poster session and met and interacted with both civilian and military guests at the reception. $803.12
2012-11-29 30 Nov 12 – Cancelled trip to Toronto *Refund to be determined $436.83
  Total: $16,762.62

Hospitality Expenses - September 2, 2012 to December 1, 2012

Date Event Description Cost
2012-09-02 Nil Report $0.00
  Total: $0.00