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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 Knight met political, business and investment leaders in London.

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

Dates of travel :
October 25, 2008 to October 31, 2008

Places visited :
London, England

Purpose of travel :
To raise awareness of Alberta’s commitment to addressing the effects of climate change, creating an understanding that Alberta is a leader when it comes to energy and the environment. Also to present Alberta’s work to advance carbon capture and storage technology and to encourage industry to share in these efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Overall purpose was to strengthen trade and investment relations with the U.K.

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Expenditures by Participants
Advancing research and development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies highlighted Energy Minister Mel Knight's trip to London, England October 25-31.
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 $14,874.93
General Mission Expenditures
Advancing research and development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies
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 $929.91
Total Costs $15,804.84

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