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

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Important Public Lands Sold on the QT?? 

John Clark
14815 – 123 Ave
Edmonton, AB
T5L 2Y7

September 5, 2004.

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

Mike Cardinal, MLA
Minister of Sustainable Resource Development420 Legislature Building10800 - 97 AvenueEdmonton T5K 2B6
The Honorable Minister Patricia L. Nelson,
224 Legislature Building 10800 - 97 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5K 2B6

Ladies and Gentlemen:

It has come to my attention that Mr. Cardinal has taken the unprecedented action of selling off immense strips of property to the highest bidder! I refer to the broad tracks of public lands on the east slope of the Rockies! I’m not sure how this was done below the public radar unless tendered only to insider industry and friends.

Patricia Nelson outlined she was not going to attack Albertan’s pensions; she had found another source of revenue. You are prepared to strip this province to the bone before you do the decent thing and collect a reasonable royalty for our oil!

When you people get through with this province there will be nothing left to call our own! Why all of this insanity? Is it necessary to privatize our water and public lands without public consultation in relative secrecy, to appease the US Agri-Beverage industry in order to catch some kind of perverse break on the Mad Cow chrisis?

These properties on the eastern slope are above major fresh water aquifers. Does the water right go with the property sale or do the people of Alberta have some control left over this critical resource?

Some direct answers please!

John Clark

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