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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 :

Mission to France, the Netherlands and Germany

Names of participants travelling :
Honourable Greg Melchin, Minister of Energy
Glenn Shepherd, Executive Assistant to the Minister

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

Places visited :
Paris, France; The Hague, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Frankfurt, Germany

Purpose of travel :
Minister Melchin accompanied the Premier on the France portion of the mission. The Minister continued on to the Netherlands and Germany to meet with European government and business leaders to update them on developments in Alberta's energy sector; exchange views on energy technologies, value-added processing and integrated energy development; and to strengthen Alberta's relationships with leading European economies.

News release :

Final report :
More information :


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 $30,178.38
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 $1,653.31
Total Costs $31,831.69

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