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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 :

Wheeler Conference focused on issues of energy, trade and the environment

Names of participants travelling :
Len Mitzel, MLA for Cypress Hills-Medicine Hat

Dates of travel :
May 13, 2009 to May 14, 2009

Places visited :
Great Falls, Montana, USA

Purpose of travel :
• Demonstrate to the U.S. that Alberta is an active player when it comes to energy security, environmental responsibility and economic growth. • Highlight the benefits of energy interdependence between Alberta and the U.S. • Ensure U.S. leaders know the full Alberta energy story.

News release :
Final report :


Expenditures by Participants
Len Mitzel, MLA, travels to Great Falls, Montana, to discuss energy, trade and the environment at the Wheeler Conference on May 13 and 14, 2009.
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 $136.09
General Mission Expenditures
Wheeler Conference, Great Falls, Montana
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 $123.76
Total Costs $259.85

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