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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 represents the Province at Alaska's 50th Anniversary celebration

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

Dates of travel :
January 02, 2009 to January 03, 2009

Places visited :
Anchorage, Alaska, United States of America

Purpose of travel :
Energy Minister Mel Knight travelled to Anchorage, Alaska to participate in commemorative events surrounding the 50th anniversary of Alaska statehood. He did so at the request of Premier Stelmach, who received an invitation from Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to have Alberta represented. On behalf of Albertans, Minister Knight expressed the province’s congratulations and hope that the province’s long-standing, close relations with Alaska would continue to grow.

News release :
Final report :


Expenditures by Participants
Minister travels to Anchorage, Alaska to promote Alberta's energy sector for the state's 50th anniversary celebration. During the two day mission, Knight will meet with Alaska government officials to discuss issues of energy development and continued opportunities for collaboration.
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 $597.17
General Mission Expenditures
Alaska's 50th Anniversary celebration
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 $488.38
Total Costs $1,085.55

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