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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 Liepert promoted Alberta's energy sector in Europe and shared Alberta's clean energy story in the US.

Names of participants travelling :
The Honourable Ronald Liepert, Minister of Energy
Diana McQueen, MLA Drayton Valley-Calmar and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy
Jeff Johnson, MLA Athabasca-Redwater, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minster of Treasury Board
Ms. Courtney Luimes, Executive Assistant to Minister Liepert

Dates of travel :
January 28, 2011 to February 09, 2011

Places visited :
Minister Liepert and his executive assistant travelled to London, U.K., Brussels, Belgium and New York City, New York, USA. In the USA they were joined by Parliamentary Assistants McQueen and Johnson in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Parliamentary Assistants then travelled to Chicago, Illinois, while the Minister and Ms. Luimes went to Peoria, Illinois.

Purpose of travel :
The purpose of the trip was to promote Alberta as a leading source of secure energy, relay Alberta’s commitment to environmentally responsible energy development and share our expertise and learn from other countries pursuing clean energy solutions.

News release :
Final report :
More information :


Expenditures by Participants
Energy Minister Ron Liepert promoted Alberta as a leading source of secure energy in the United Kingdom and Belgium, January 28 to February 5, 2011. The Minister met with a delegation including Jeff Johnson, MLA and Parliamentary Assistant to the President of the Treasury Board, and Diana McQueen, MLA and Parliamentary Assistant for Energy, and headed to the United States from February 6 to 9, 2011.
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 $35,724.84
General Mission Expenditures
Hosting sessions in Europe and USA
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 $1,484.39
Total Costs $37,209.23

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