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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 :
International and Intergovernmental Relations (April 2004–March 2008)

Name of international mission/travel :

Premier's Mission to France and Ukraine

Names of participants travelling :
• Hon. Ralph Klein, Premier of Alberta
• Gordon Vincent, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Premier
• Marisa Etmanski, Communications Director, Office of the Premier
• Hon. Gene Zwozdesky, Minister of Education (Ukraine only)
• Pam Boutilier, Executive Assistant to Minister Zwozdesky (Ukraine only)

Dates of travel :
June 13, 2006 to June 22, 2006

Places visited :
Paris, FranceToulouse, FranceLviv, UkraineIvano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

Purpose of travel :
France: • Promote French interest in Alberta’s oil sands, including investment, technology, equipment supply, and skilled labour needs; • Promote international recognition of Alberta’s oil sands reserves by meeting with the International Energy Agency (IEA); and • Study France’s vision to establish the Cancéropôle de Toulouse, a centre for excellence for cancer research and treatment. Ukraine: • Official visit to reciprocate visits to Alberta by Governors of Alberta’s twinned provinces of Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk; and • Strengthen key areas of cooperation with twinned provinces, particularly in education, culture and heritage.

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 $63,403.54
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 $5,453.31
Total Costs $68,856.85

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