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, October 22, 2004

Oil stocks up 200% Albertan's down 300%! 

John Clark
14815 – 123 Ave
Edmonton, AB T5L 2Y7
August 25, 2004

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

Honorable Murray Smith, MLA
404 Legislature Building,
Edmonton, AB T5K 2B6

Re:- Listening to Albertans spending desires dependent on your limited and tailored list!

First, you create a number of problems in Power, Health, water and infrastructures in general. Then, you create "independent bodies". Companies, Authorities AESCO types etc. all under the direct control of one minister or another and call them private.

Finally, you use these inventions as shells in which you can fully privatize every utility and aspect of Albertan’s lives and blame any fall out onto these same bodies which are under your direct control!


I think you are familiar with the adage "Play ball with me and I’ll shove the bat up your __ _ ".

Your stated policy through practice and your only guide to success is the stock market dividends!

With oil profits for companies exceeding 13 billions this year and your own projections of $60.00 per barrel you still give our oil resource rate away at the lowest royalty rates in the World, tax free.

You speak of fairness in comparison of states. The production costs remain static while the market prices sky rocket. These huge profits are taken by the oil companies and hundreds of billions of Alberta resource generated dollars go into the stock market while you say we have no money and for ridiculous and empty choices upon Albertans.

The royalties could be increased a minimum of 15% there by tripling the amount of revenue Albertans receive for their resource. I think this is preferable than allowing our resource revenue being bled away through a stock buddy system.

You cut Physio Therapy from health care turning it over to the Regional Health Authorities, They in turn put in tough checks on who or who does not get the benefit. Since that time many Regional Health Authorities have cut physio from their coverage.

Calgary announces it will cut completely on October 1st this year. The point being it is not some obscure authority cutting health care coverage and giving away the resource money which should cover it, it remains the Klein Conservatives who are doing this!

Albertans must be brought to realize the kinder gentler Conservatives they introduced into Alberta politics is gone and dead! In this place is a party they no longer recognize who have
hijacked the Conservative name and have utterly and totally wrecked the infrastructure of this
province and are on a path to continue gutting it.

Choices in spending be dammed! We want to see choices in royalties and collection of revenues.

John Clark

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