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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 :
Health and Wellness

Name of international mission/travel :

Evans to learn new innovative approaches from Swiss and Swedish health systems

Names of participants travelling :
Iris Evans, Minister of Health and Wellness
Alyssa Haunholter, Executive Assistant to the Minister

Dates of travel :
June 11, 2006 to June 21, 2006

Places visited :
Zurich, Switzerland and Stockholm, Sweden

Purpose of travel :
To learn from the innovative approaches taken in Switzerland and Sweden to discuss possible improvements for health system governance, accountability and financing, wellness, workforce, innovative ways to deliver care, and pharmaceutical policy in Alberta.

News release :
Final report :


Expenditures by Participants
Iris Evans, Minister of Health and Wellness
Alyssa Haunholter, Executive Assistant to the Minister
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 $13,211.78
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 $420.58
Total Costs $13,632.36

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