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, October 14, 2004

Klein stalls EUB Hearing to avoid discussing power transmission prices! 

John Clark
14815 – 123 Ave..,
Edmonton, AB T5L 2Y7
October 1, 2004.

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

Murray Smith, Minister of Energy,
404 Legislature Building,
Edmonton, AB T5K 2B6

Dear Premier:

I have been advised by the AESO that hearings on the Edmonton-Calgary power line construction which should have been completed now have been delayed until after the election. This delay is due to the Alberta Energy Department wanting to make a submission at this late date. A good stalling tactic!

Although there are 13 submissions before the EUB, the most favored is number XIII which comes in at 6.7 billion dollars plus or minus 30% for error; plus profits pegged at 11% by Mr. Lougheed; a total of some 13 billions of dollars!

This will mean over 20 years a power increase to Alberta residences will face power transmission increases on their bills which could easily run $300.00 per month. On three occasions I have asked if the Minister of Finance figure of 358 millions in power subsidy was going to be applied to power transmission. A simple question, which you refuse to answer. This can only mean Albertan’s will carry the full brunt of the building of power lines while power exporters get a free ride.

I note your spin doctors away and running trying to negate the much needed increase in oil royalty rates to sustain this province in the future. Your position to protect the lowest royalty rates in the world at any expense to Albertans is so noted!

I have also asked you by what stretch of imagination can you accept the price of a 2 billion dollar railroad to McMurray when the price of a twined power line to Calgary, a similar distance is costing 13 billion.

Your up coming adventure in spending multi millions of dollars to explain your position to Albertans prior to an election can only be another tax payer supported propaganda exercise which I resent. You are not capable of giving a straight answer to the simplest of questions.

I see a quagmire of misdirection and deceit emanating from your organization.

Dig deep and see if you can find direct answers to outstanding questions.

John Clark

Links to Governmen't stall applicaton:
Perhaps help from Condoleezza Rice?

(Link is long; you may have to move it to document to get it into one long line!)



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