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INQUIRY OFMINISTRY DEMANDE DE RENSEIGNEMENT AU GOUVERNEMENTPREPARE IN ENGUSH AND FRENCH "ORJGINAL TEXT" OR "TRANSLATION" PRP MER EN ANGLAIS ET EN FRANAIS EN INDIQUANT "TEXTE ORIGINAL" OU "TRADUCTION"QUESTION NOJNo DE LA QUESTIONSY 1DE

DATE

Q342

Mr. Byrne (Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte)

December 08,2011

REPLY SY THE MINlSTEROF NATIONAL DEFENCE RPONSE DU MLNISTRE DE LA DFENSE NATIONALE

Hon. Peter MacKayPRINT NAME OF SIGNATORY INSCRIRE LE NOM DU SIGNATAIRE.

,MINISTER OR SECRETARY MINISTRE OU SEMTAIRE PARLEMENTAIRE

QUESTIONSince January 1, 2010, for each MJnister, Min/ster of State and Parliamentary Secrtary, how many times d/d he or she travel by government-owned or leased aircraft ins/de or outside of Canada, and for each trip: (a) what was the departure point and date; (b) what was the arrivai point and date; (c) what type of aircraft was used; (d) who owned eachaircraft; (e) who accompanied the Minister; (f) what was the purpose of the trip; (g) what is the source of funds and budget that was used to pay for each trip; (h) what was the total cast; and (/) what was the menu for in-flight meals made available ta the Minister or other travelers?REPLY / RPONSEORIGINAL TEXT TEXTE ORIGINALTRANSLATION TRADUCTION

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The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces (DNDfCF) searched aflavailable records relating to the use of CF-owned or leased arcraft by a Minister, Minister of State or Parliamentary Secretary inside or outside of Canada. The attached table provides the information requested in parts (a) through (i), for the period of 01 J.anuary 2010 to 30 November 2011. Where the means of electronically screening flight records weJe limited, every attempt was made to manually identify relevant fllghts,. including flights that may not have been recorded undera ministerialrelated duty code. Mission codes generally reflect the primary purpose of the mission, including observation flights over regions of natural disaster for which the CF is providing assistance to other authorities and famliarzation flights on specifie CF operational and training f1ights. In an attempt ta capture ail relevant flight records, an extensive document search using manual techniques has been completed. DND did not capture f1ight details associated witha Minister, Minister of State or Parliamentary Secretary's travel to or within Afghanistan. Flight details for Afghanistan require careful screening and management in terms of the purpose of each and every passengerand programmed flight. ln cases where multiple Minsters flew onboard the same aircraft, the flight has beenattributed to the Minister who either (a) submitted the request for the use ofthat particular CF-owned or !eased aircraft or (b) was the sole Minfster known to have travelled onboard the aircraft. For example, ifthe Prime Ministerof Canada requested the use ofa CF-owned or leased aircraft and one or two Ministers accompanied him on this trip, the flight is listed with the Prime Minister as thelead authority and the other Ministers as passengers. Alternatively, if a flight was requested by the Prime Minister but he flew onboard a separate aircraft, the f1ight would be attributed to a Minister who actually flew onboard the aircraft. This method of

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reporting was chosen since listing the same flight separately under each Minister would skew the total number of times a CF-owned or leased aircraft was used. Notes1

For (c) "type of aircraft used," the response includes ail relevant aircraft, as identified by model number: Model Number CC 130 CC 138 CC 144 CC 150 CC 177 i CH 124 CH 146 CH 149 ISE 200i!1

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Name Hercules Twin Otter .fhallenger Airbus (A-310) Globemaster III Sea King Griffon Cormorant Seechcraft King Air 200

For (e) "who accompanied the Minister," the table includes allavailable information that cou/d be readily extractedfrom aircraft passenger manifests, with the exception of the names of se cu rit Y personnel and lower-ranked militaryofficials who provided support to the particular Minister's travel. Forflights conducted by DND Administrative Flight Services, including Challenger aircraft, passenger manifestsare believed to be accu rate and complete since passengertracking is a standard practice for this service. However, passenger details are not consistent across fleets, and in some cases are not available. The Royal Canadian Air Force does not retain passenger manifests withaJI of its flight records, as the purpose of passenger manifests is to account for occupants while in-flight, in the event of an emergency.23 For (f), the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) provided Whatever detaUs wereavailable through existing flight records. However, due to time constraints, it was impossible to ascertainor verify the exact nature or purpose of each and every trip; to do so would have requiredextensive consultation with each Minister, Minister of State or Parliamentary Secretary, which could not have been conducted in the time available.

For (h), the costs provided are based on estimates of fleet-wide averages, as reported in DND's Cost Factors Manual, except in the cases of the CC-144 Challenger where 412 (T) Squadron maintains its own tables with the actual variable and fixed costs by fiscal year, and the SE200 which is based on contracted lease rates and average incremental cost. The cost of each flight was determined by applying the hourly operating cost factor for each aircraft type against the reported number of aircraft flying hours: Le., from the aircraft's point of departure to final destination. However, t is important to note that the aircraft's point of departure may have been different from the point of departure of the Iisted Minister, Minister of State or Parliamentary Secretary, as there can be severallegs on any given flight. The costs therefore cannat necessarily be mapped directly against a particular minister onboard the aircraft.4

Where costsare shawn as a bJank, the flight was tasked by someone other than the Minister listed. The Minister's presence as a passenger created no additional costs. ln terms of Cost Factors, costs are c1assified into two groups. Variable Cost includes ail operating costs such as aircraft maintenance costs, fuel, aircraft handling and landng fees, crew costs while flying, catering, and incidentals. The second category s Fixed Costs, which include crewsalaries, rentai fees, special services fees, pilot training, office communication, supplies, and amortization of capital. These costs are

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incurred whether a 1:light s taken or not. The DND/CF use variable costs for planning and reporting purposes, since the only incremental co st to DND is the one associated with the flying of the aircraft.5

For (i), the RCAF does not record specifie meal options that are made avaitable ta a Minister Or other traveJers. However, it should be noted that in-flight meals are only provided on select flights of sufficiently long duration.

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Q-342 TEMPLATE (GOVERNMENT OWNED/LEASED AIRCRAFTS)Q-342 - Oeeember 8,2011 - Mr. Byrne (Humber-SI. Barbe--Baie Verte) - Sinee January 1, 2010, for eaeh Minister, Minister of State and Parliamentary Seeretary, how many times did he or she travel by government-owned or leased airerait inside or outside of Canada, and for eaeh trip: (a) what was the departure point and date; (b) what was the arrivai point and date; (e) what type of airerait was used; (d) who owned eaeh airerait; (e) who aeeompanied the Minister; (1) what was the purpose of the trip; (g) what is the source of funds and budget that was used to pay for eaeh trip; (h) what was the total eost; and (i) what was the menu for in-fiight meals made available to the Minister or other travelers? NAME OF DEPARTMENT: Department of National Defence

No. of times Intermediate Points or Destinations

d) Owner 1 e) Who accompanied the Minister, of the Minister of State or Par1iamentary

i) Menu madeavailable for travelers5

GC144

IDND

NIA

26-Aua-11IWinnioea. MB ICC130

IDNO

$

IN/A

"$

$

15,017.60 NIA

$

27,008.80 NIA

$

21,814.80

Bay, Inuvik

$

128,140.40

$ \.Ir. Doyle, Ms. nar GWO Lacroix, G. , LGen Leslie, R. las 14-Jan-10 1 Ottawa Halifax GoG business DND $

16,101.40

NIA

business

DND

$

9,819.20

d)Ownerhelshe used the airerait

i)Menu made

al Departure Date

available for travelers5

l7-Jan-l0

09-Feb-lUlunawa

1O-Feb-l a 1Ottawa

L. Natynczyk, IGoG business IDND Lacroix, LGen. Deschamps, Couturier, Vadm. Rouleau, Lalumiere, CWO Young 15-Feb-

1$

1 5-Feb-l 0 1vancouver

1

$

13,573.60 NIA

NIA

Ottawa, Quebec City

$

5,392.35 NIA

06-Mar-l0

07-Mar-l0

06-Mar-

31,479.20

8,375.20

NO.oftimes

helshe usedthe aireraft Intermediate Points or Destinations _, ... .. _ ...

i)Menumade available for Iravelers5

Pituffik Greenland

Trenton

CC144

DND

WMe Plains (USA)

CC144

DND

25-May-1

04-Jun-

Leased by 1Not available

DND

DND

Dugas, Bussieres, McOonneU

09-Jun-1

NIA

$

1 NIA

$

9,608.90 IN/A

$

25,710.30

09-Jul-

Not available

$

No. of times he/she used the aircraft

a) Departure Date 10-Aug-1

d)Owner of theIntermediate Points or Destinations aircraft

e) Who accompanied the Minister. Minister of State or Partiamentary

i) Menu made available for travelersS

Collingwood