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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 :
International and Intergovernmental Relations (2008-2011)

Name of international mission/travel :

Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Annual Summit to Portland, Oregon

Names of participants travelling :
Minister Iris Evans, International and Intergovernmental Relations
Minister Mel Knight, Sustainable Resource Development (and PNWER president)
Minister Ron Liepert, Energy
Minister Rob Renner, Environment
Minister Greg Weadick, Advanced Education and Technology
Richard Marz, MLA
George Groeneveld, MLA
Alana DeLong, MLA
Kyle Fawcett, MLA
Ray Prins, MLA
Arno Doerkson, MLA
Len Mitzel, MLA
Cal Dallas, MLA
Bridget Pastoor, Liberal MLA
Marika Geisen, EA to Minister Evans
Courtney Luimes, EA to Minister Liepert
Jeff Kasbrick, EA to Minister Renner
Stacy Leighton, EA to Minister Knight
Lindsay Hoffman, Assistant to Minister Evans
Natalie Sigalet, Assistant to Minister Weadick

Dates of travel :
July 19, 2011 to July 22, 2011

Places visited :
Portland, Oregon

Purpose of travel :
Delegates represented Alberta's interests at the PNWER summit, ensuring Alberta continues to have a strong voice in regional matters. The delegation built contacts with U.S. decision makers, highlighted the importance of trade with Alberta and promoted Alberta as a secure and responsible developer of energy.

News release :
Final report :


Expenditures by Participants
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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 $34,172.84
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 $258.53
Total Costs $34,431.37

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