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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 :

Mission to CERA week 2017

Names of participants travelling :
Honourable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Minister of Energy;
Marcella Munro, Chief of Staff, Office of the Minister of Energy; and
and Coleen Volk, Deputy Minister of Alberta Energy.

Dates of travel :
March 05, 2017 to March 10, 2017

Places visited :
Houston, Texas, USA

Purpose of travel :
Mission Objectives: • Meet specific U.S. thinkers and industry players to present Alberta’s strategic vision directly, and to emphasize the mutual advantages of a coordinated North American approach to energy development and transport. • Meet with Gulf Coast refiners to assess their view of the Keystone XL pipeline link to Alberta to emphasize our ongoing interest in meeting U.S. refinery demand for heavy sour crudes. • Learn about energy trends that will shape the market for Alberta’s resources and in-bound investment. Experts are scheduled to speak on international supply and demand forecasts and trends in investment and innovative technologies.

News release :
Final report :


Expenditures by Participants
From March 5-10, 2017, Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd visited Houston, Texas to attend the thirty-sixth annual CERAWeek conference organized by IHS Energy.
Incidental & Miscellaneous listing;
Phones: $480.00
Out-of-country per diems:$219.75
Conference registrations:$10,261.98
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 $20,797.33
General Mission Expenditures
From March 5-10, 2017, Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd visited Houston, Texas to attend the thirty-sixth annual CERAWeek conference organized by IHS Energy, no extra 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 $20,797.33

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