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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 :

Energy Minister encourages investment in Alberta's energy sector on visit to Europe

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

Dates of travel :
October 08, 2009 to October 17, 2009

Places visited :
London, England and Paris, France

Purpose of travel :
To promote Alberta as a safe, secure and reliable supplier of energy and share Alberta’s commitment to environmentally responsible resource development. To raise awareness of Alberta’s growing work to address climate change, including its $2-billion carbon capture and storage initiative and strengthen trade and investment relations between Alberta and the European Union.

News release :
Final report :


Expenditures by Participants
Alberta Energy Minister Mel Knight met with European legislators and encouraged business leaders to consider increased investment in Alberta’s energy sector during his trip to England and France October 8 to 17, 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 $14,254.14
General Mission Expenditures
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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 $1,120.56
Total Costs $15,374.70

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