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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 Japan, China and Korea

Names of participants travelling :
Honourable Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Minister of Energy
Mr. Matthew Williamson, Chief of Staff, Office of the Minister of Energy
Mr. Douglas Lammie, Assistant Deputy Minister, Alberta Energy

Dates of travel :
September 05, 2017 to September 16, 2017

Places visited :
Tokyo, Japan, Chengdu, China and Seoul, Korea

Purpose of travel :
• To promote Alberta’s energy industry and highlight Alberta as a destination for energy investment. • Build and maintain relationships with Asian energy players and to communicate Alberta’s energy production and export prospects to major energy stakeholders in Japan, China and Korea. • Promote Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan in a manner that enables two-way learning and enhances the province’s reputation.

News release :
Final report :


Expenditures by Participants
The mission allowed the Minister to engage energy government and industry offices in Japan, China, and Korea; communicate the status of pipeline expansions to Asian markets; position the export capacity of the province as viable and strong; highlight the potential for shale oil/gas and emissions-reduction cooperation; and promote Alberta as a competitive Province for foreign investments.
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 $23,215.85
General Mission Expenditures
Mission to Japan, China and Korea includes translation of document fees, publications, shipping charges, gifts purchased specifically for mission, Canadian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate charges for services provided to the GOA.
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 $2,617.24
Total Costs $25,833.09

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