Ralph Klein has gone and it is time to retire Ralph's World. Thanks to all of you who have supported this venture by contributing material and through your comments. It has been fun.

Should we get another blog underway? Let me know your thoughts by e-mailing me at johnnyslow@gmail.com.

John Slow
January 1, 2007

Saturday, August 30, 2003

Where's the Alberta Advantage Here - Part 3 

Natural gas hikes approved: "Calgary - A hike in the cost of natural gas has been approved in Alberta.

The Alberta Energy and Utilities Board has approved gas hikes for September which will see customers of ATCO Gas north of Red Deer pay about $1.29 cents more per gigajoule and southern customers $2 more.
The soaring price of natural gas is also helping fill the Alberta government's bank account."

Looks like Alberta Treasurer Pat Nelson is building the pot for the Tory's pre-election vote purchase - aka natural gas rebates. What really sticks in my craw is that this money belongs to us, the citizens, not the Tory party. If they, as the current party in power, want to use this money for something useful, why don't they pay our health care premiums like most modern provincial governments do. Taking money from our pockets now, then giving a fraction of it back as a pre-election vote purchase for the Tory party is disgusting. The Tory party gets enough election spending money as it is from the Atco's and Epcor's of the world through campaign donations. I don't want them using one cent of my money to run their election campaign.

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