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International Travel Expenses

On May 5, 2004 the Alberta government adopted a new policy on the mandatory publication of international travel expenses for Ministers, MLAs and Ministers' office staff.

International Travel Expenses --

International mission/travel:

International Travel Expenses

Ministry of :

Name of international mission/travel :

Tour of the Idaho Power Research Centre

Names of participants travelling :
Honourable Greg Melchin, Minister of Energy
Glenn Shepherd, Executive Assistant to the Minister
MLA Advisory Committee on Transmission:
Chair, George VanderBurg, MLA Whitecourt-St. Anne
Members: Fred Lindsay, MLA Stony Plain and
Mel Knight, MLA Grande Prairie-Smoky
Daryn Fersovich, Assistant for George VanderBurg
Representatives from the University of Calgary and TransCanada

Dates of travel :
January 04, 2006 to January 04, 2006

Places visited :
Idaho Falls, Idaho

Purpose of travel :
Minister Melchin lead representatives from government, industry and the University of Calgary on a tour and meetings with officials from the Idaho National Laboratories Power Research Centre to learn about the latest technologies for ensuring reliable electricity service.

News release :
Final report :


Expenditures by Participants
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Travel (airfare, airport service fees, ground transportation costs, including taxis, car rentals, parking, trains, buses)
Accommodation (room charges and related taxes only)
Meals (includes restaurant bills and tips, meals on hotel bills, per diem meal claims, share of group meals or working sessions)
Incidental & Miscellaneous (includes cell phone rental and usage charges, conference/registration fees, fax and internet charges, passport and visa fees, medical and inoculation fees, laundry and dry cleaning, baggage handling, meeting rooms, and other sundry expenditures)
Total $4,224.00
General Mission Expenditures
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Receptions and Hosting (receptions, luncheons, dinners, and events that are hosted by the Government of Alberta (includes reception related costs for room rental, food, beverages, catering staff, service charges, entertainment, flowers))
Incidental & Miscellaneous (includes translator and interpreter fees, publications, shipping charges, gifts)
Total $0.00
Total Costs $4,224.00

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