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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 :
Health and Wellness

Name of international mission/travel :

Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in London, England Feb. 21 - 23

Names of participants travelling :
Iris Evans, Minister of Health and Wellness
Alyssa Haunholter, Executive Assistant to the Minister
Paddy Meade, Deputy Minister, Health and Wellness
Mark Kastner, Director of Communications, Health and Wellness

Dates of travel :
February 18, 2005 to February 27, 2005

Places visited :
Oxford, England, London, England and Paris, France

Purpose of travel :
Evans will attend the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in London, England Feb. 21 - 23 to hear presentations on how electronic health systems have improved health delivery and patient outcomes in various Asian and European countries. ASEM is a multilateral forum for EU Member States and Asian partner countries to consider action on social partnerships and economic co-operation. Evans will then meet with government and health care officials in Paris, France Feb. 23 - 25 to learn more about the country's health care system and its health research innovations. "This trip will give me an opportunity to learn more about how other countries deliver and pay for health care services and make the best use of health information technology," said Evans.

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Expenditures by Participants
Iris Evans, Minister of Health and Wellness
Alyssa Haunholter, Executive Assistant to the Minister
Amount
Travel (airfare, airport service fees, ground transportation costs, including taxis, car rentals, parking, trains, buses)
$9,600.72
Accommodation (room charges and related taxes only)
$5,772.92
Meals (includes restaurant bills and tips, meals on hotel bills, per diem meal claims, share of group meals or working sessions)
$1,154.97
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)
$1,961.57
Total $18,490.18
General Mission Expenditures
meeting with government and health care officials in Paris, France
Amount
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))
$754.35
Incidental & Miscellaneous (includes translator and interpreter fees, publications, shipping charges, gifts)
$1,307.14
Total $2,061.49
Total Costs $20,551.67





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