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

Friday, July 23, 2004

A demented railroad plan for Alberta. 

                                                John Clark 
                                                14815-123 Ave 
                                                Edmonton, AB  T5L 3Y7 

                                                 July 23, 2004. 


Honorable Ralph Klein,
Room 307
Legislative Building,
Edmonton, AB T4K 2C6

Re:- Journal article Your most recent extreme:-A new railroad to McMurray.

Dear Mr. Klein:

I  have made my life’s work transportation, railroad, trucking, aircraft and Marine.  I will tell you a new 60 to 80 billion dollar rail road to McMurray will never in any scheme of time, pay for its self!  This program is as bizarre, misdirected foolishness as I have seen practiced by any state or leader.

At first I thought it was a red herring the design to get the population eye off real problems of privatized water and electrical distribution.  Now, I’m thinking this madness will prevail.

The mines, trucking companies and oil producers have all said it is not needed and yet you persist.    Do you plan on moving bitumen south by rail?

You are putting Albertans on financial hooks:
Railroad     70 Billion dollars (support above 11% profits for construcion)
Electrical Grid and upgrade 40 billion dollars
Water Pipelines                      6 billion dollars

All this to be turned over to private operators at pennies on the dollar!

Yet, you blatantly tell the public we are out of debt.

As I have come to see it, this province won’t be able to survive you!

If you have a response to this assessment, I will post it.

Yours very truly

John Clark.

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