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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 the United States following Alberta's New Royalty Framework Announcement

Names of participants travelling :
The Honourable Mel Knight, Minister of Energy
Jason Ennis, Executive Assistant to the Minister

Dates of travel :
October 28, 2007 to November 04, 2007

Places visited :
Washington, New York, Boston and Chicago, U.S.A.

Purpose of travel :
Energy Minister Mel Knight met with U.S. government officials, investment firms and industry representatives to update them on substantive developments in Alberta’s plan for energy royalties, detailed in Alberta’s new Royalty Framework. Minister Knight also delivered speeches to the Canadian Association of New York and the New England-Canada Business Council in Boston. This mission supported Premier Stelmach’s plan to secure Alberta’s future by building our communities, greening our growth and creating opportunity.

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Final report :
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Expenditures by Participants
The Honourable Mel Knight, Minister of Energy
Jason Ennis, 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 $11,194.16
General Mission Expenditures
Hosted meal DC
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 $333.39
Total Costs $11,527.55

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