Hon. Lloyd Axworthy (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lib.)
Regarding the recent Conference of Spouses of Heads of State and Government of the Americas held in Ottawa from September 29 to October 1, 1999:
(a) Although all of the costs have not yet been tallied, Canada expects that the total cost will be in the vicinity of $3,439,000. Accommodation costs total $291,520, $87,235 of which is attributable to visiting delegations. The balance of $204,285 is accommodation costs associated with the members of the staff and contractors needed—conference co-ordinators, liaison officers, translators.
(b) None of the delegations had any travel to or from Ottawa subsidized by the federal government.
(c) See (b) above.
(d) Canada's security costs for the conference were $281,063.
Topic: Routine Proceedings
Subtopic: Questions On The Order Paper