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

Tuesday, September 28, 2004

It's great to be in Alberta 

  1. "It's great to be in Alberta," Pat Nelson, the province's Finance Minister, said of the booming economy. "Where does it get better, folks? Look around. It doesn't get any better than this. We are very, very, very lucky to be living in this province."

  2. Kevin Fong has devised his own bellwether measure for Alberta's economy. The Mercedes-Benz sales consultant believes there is a boom when buyers are driving the luxury vehicles off the lot with little attention paid to their $80,000-to-$150,000 price tags. And then there's the waiter at Divino Wine & Cheese Bistro -- where $600 bottles of wine are regularly uncorked -- who received a 50-per-cent gratuity running into the hundreds of dollars.

These are quotes from an article in today's Globe and Mail which talks about the financial bliss that $50/barrel oils brings to this province.

My question for Ms. Nelson is this. Who are the "We" that are "very very very lucky" and how do I become one of them? Do I have to do anything special to get my Mercedes-Benz or is Premier Klein just going to hand them out to us all before the election - just like Oprah did?

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