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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 :
Energy

Name of international mission/travel :

Bio-fuels, better partnership with agriculture highlight Energy Council Annual Meeting

Names of participants travelling :
The Honourable Mel Knight, Minister of Energy
Len Webber, MLA for Calgary-Foothills (Alberta Energy’s Parliamentary Assistant)
Richard Marz, MLA for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills

Dates of travel :
September 25, 2008 to September 28, 2008

Places visited :
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Purpose of travel :
Promoting Alberta’s responsible, resourceful approach to energy development was Energy Minister Mel Knight’s focus as he lead Alberta’s delegation to the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Energy Council. The meeting included energy representatives from Canada and the United States. The meeting addressed a number of emerging energy issues including commercialization of bio-fuels, areas where energy and agriculture conflict for land use, as well as advances in enhanced oil and gas recovery and new coal-fired electricity generation technology.

News release :
Final report :

 

Expenditures by Participants
Promoting Alberta's responsible, resourceful approach to energy development was Energy Minister Mel Knight's focus as he lead Alberta's delegation to the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Energy Council.
Amount
Travel (airfare, airport service fees, ground transportation costs, including taxis, car rentals, parking, trains, buses)
$4,146.11
Accommodation (room charges and related taxes only)
$1,977.99
Meals (includes restaurant bills and tips, meals on hotel bills, per diem meal claims, share of group meals or working sessions)
$266.46
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)
$372.07
Total $6,762.63
General Mission Expenditures
Amount
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))
$75.56
Incidental & Miscellaneous (includes translator and interpreter fees, publications, shipping charges, gifts)
$0.00
Total $75.56
Total Costs $6,838.19





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