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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 led a mission to New York, New York and Washington, D.C. to profile Alberta as a secure, reliable and responsible energy supplier.

Names of participants travelling :
The Honourable Ron Liepert, Minister of Energy, led a mission to New York. In Washington, he was joined by Parliamentary Assistant Diana McQueen.

Dates of travel :
May 15, 2011 to May 22, 2011

Places visited :
New York, New York and Washington, D.C.

Purpose of travel :
To profile Alberta as a secure, reliable and responsible energy supplier and advance Alberta’s clean energy story. Also to profile Alberta’s role in North American energy security and economic recovery and maintain investor confidence in Alberta’s oil sands.

News release :
Final report :


Expenditures by Participants
Energy Minister Ron Liepert and Parliamentary Assistant Diana McQueen promoted Alberta as a leading source of secure energy in New York and Washington, D.C., from May 15 to 22.
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 $9,914.71
General Mission Expenditures
hosting costs
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 $383.37
Total Costs $10,298.08

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