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

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Ralph selling off Public Lands- Water or Money? 

John Clark
14815 – 123 Ave
Edmonton, AB
T5L 2Y7
September 9, 2004

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

The Honorable Minister Patricia L. Nelson,
224 Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5K 2B6

Mike Cardinal
Minister of Sustainable Resource Development
420 Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue
Edmonton T5K 2B6

Dear Ministers:

My letter on the massive panic sale of public lands on the eastern slope and foothills of the Rocky Mountains remains unanswered. Selling to the highest bidder causes rise to questions. How does the bid process take place? Who gets invited to the Bid? Will there be a list published other than the Alberta Gazette as to who was successful and at what price? What is the total revenue you plan on receiving for these sales?

I recall you acquired media attention over questionable practice in stocking fish into a lake that was owned or shared by you. I’m not clear if it was raising water levels in the lake or just the stocking of fish. Perhaps you would clear that up for me?

The point here being, I see no room for questionable practice in a land sale project this massive and must ask for a public process with public disclosure.

Because this land is also the origin of our potable drinking water aquifers I am concerned of the water resource being brought under foreign controls. I ask again, does the water rights go with the property and if so the amount of water in the package?

Answers please!

John Clark

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