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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 :

Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd's Mission to CERAWeek 2016

Names of participants travelling :
Honourable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Minister of Energy, Graham Mitchell, Chief of Staff, Office of the Minister of Energy and one employee from the department of Energy.

Dates of travel :
February 21, 2016 to February 25, 2016

Places visited :
Houston, United States

Purpose of travel :
The mission objectives were to share Alberta’s vision of our role as an environmentally conscious energy producer; meet American stakeholders to discuss potential for cooperation on climate change, building market access, and integrating renewable energy into North American markets; and develop new relationships and foster existing ties with senior government leaders from the Canadian federal government, the United States, Mexico, and Norway. The mission also intended to improve Alberta’s understanding of current energy markets and policy innovation.

News release :
Final report :


Expenditures by Participants
CERA week, conference registrations were $10,938.35, Phones were $90.21 and Out-of-country per diems were $58.60 (explanation of incidental and Miscellaneous)
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 $21,636.97
General Mission Expenditures
No additional expenses.
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 $21,636.97

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