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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 :
Service Alberta

Name of international mission/travel :

Minister Bhullar attends the International Open Government Data Conference in Washington, D.C., and meets with officials and experts.

Names of participants travelling :
Honourable Manmeet S. Bhullar
Minister of Service Alberta
Emir Mehinagic
Chief of Staff to Minister Bhullar

Dates of travel :
July 10, 2012 to July 13, 2012

Places visited :
Washington D.C., United States

Purpose of travel :
The International Open Government Data Conference was a unique opportunity to hear from and collaborate with world experts on open data strategies. The sessions and meetings held during the conference provided for a direct exchange of ideas, knowledge and practical experience, which our government will use as we strengthen openness and transparency in our province.

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 $4,430.14
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 $195.84
Total Costs $4,625.98

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