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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 Diana McQueen's Mission to Pittsburgh and New York City.

Names of participants travelling :
Honourable Diana McQueen, Minister of Energy and Riley Georgsen, Chief of Staff, Office of the Minister of Energy

Dates of travel :
April 28, 2014 to May 02, 2014

Places visited :
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA New York City, New York, USA

Purpose of travel :
The purpose of the mission was to highlight Alberta’s leadership in carbon capture and storage (CCS); enhance Alberta’s position as a leader in responsible energy development; and strengthen relationships with key U.S. investment officials, industry leaders, and energy market influencers. In Pittsburgh, Minister McQueen delivered a keynote speech at the 13th Annual Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Conference. Convened in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Energy Technology Laboratory, the conference covered many aspects of CCS from policy development, regulation, funding, and the challenges facing deployment of CCS in North America. The conference attracted approximately 300 industry and government officials from more than 20 countries. In New York City, Minister McQueen engaged in meetings with academics, representatives from financial institutions, and other influential individuals to further international dialogue and cooperation on responsible energy development. The Minister also promoted Alberta as a strong jurisdiction for investment and business.

News release :
Final report :


Expenditures by Participants
Diana McQueen, Minister of Energy traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and New York City from April 28 to May 1. While in Pittsburgh she gave a keynote speech at the 13th annual Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Conference. In New York City, Minister McQueen met with financial institutions and organizations to discuss Canadian and U.S. energy and environment policies, as well as investment in Alberta.
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 $6,630.25
General Mission Expenditures
No general mission expenditures to report.
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 $0.00
Total Costs $6,630.25

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