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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 :

Minister’s mission to Energy Council conference in New Orleans

Names of participants travelling :
The Honourable Mel Knight, Minister of Energy
Jason Ennis, Executive Assistant to the Minister
Frank Oberle, MLA for Peace River

Dates of travel :
June 28, 2007 to July 01, 2007

Places visited :
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Purpose of travel :
Energy Minister Mel Knight attended the Energy Council Conference in his role as Alberta’s representative on Energy Council’s Executive Committee, He was joined by representatives from across North America and around the world to share best practices and ideas concerning the energy industry. The “State and Provincial Trends in Energy and the Environment” conference addressed a number of substantive energy issues including reshaping provincial and state energy plans, renewable energy resources, and energy infrastructure protection and security. The Energy Council is a legislative organization of 10 energy-producing American states, along with international affiliates Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Venezuela. Alberta became the first international affiliate of the Energy Council in 1991. Knight has been an Alberta representative on the Council since 2001. This mission supports Premier Ed Stelmach's plan to build a stronger Alberta by providing international input valuable in shaping a comprehensive Alberta energy strategy. Other priorities for the government are to govern with integrity and transparency, improve Albertans' quality of life, manage growth pressures and promote safe and secure communities.

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 $5,003.71
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 $165.07
Total Costs $5,168.78

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