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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 McCuaig-Boyd's Trade Mission to China

Names of participants travelling :
Honourable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Minister of Energy
Graham Mitchell, Chief of Staff, Office of the Minister of Energy
Two department of Energy staff, including a translator

Dates of travel :
October 10, 2015 to October 16, 2015

Places visited :
Shanghai and Beijing, China

Purpose of travel :
The purpose was to encourage investment in Alberta’s energy industry by promoting the province as a competitive place to do business, and in addition, leverage the 2015 Annual Board Meeting of the China Alberta Petroleum Centre to modernize and expand the mandate of the organization. Further, the mission promoted Alberta’s unconventional resource potential, as well as the province’s policy, regulatory, and operational expertise in unconventional resource development.

News release :
Final report :


Expenditures by Participants
Minister McCuaig-Boyd and her delegation encouraged investment in Alberta’s energy industry, while also sharing energy and environmental best practices.
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 $25,638.93
General Mission Expenditures
Alberta hosted the China-Alberta Petroleum Centre Annual Board Meeting Luncheon. The incidental & miscellaneous charges were for courtesy gifts, translated business cards and fees incurred from currency exchanges.
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 $2,793.02
Total Costs $28,431.95

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