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

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

BSE Prolem could have been fixed! 

Wed, 17 Nov 2004
Subject: BSE and the Conservative complicity in the grief.

Good day John, Thank you for taking an interest in the Green Party's position regarding the farm crisis in Alberta. Many family farms operations are near collapse!

The best solution would be for small slaughterhouses to process animals and test each one for BSE. This would open the doors of Europe, Japan and Asia to our beef.

Peace County Tender Meats had negotiated contracts with interests in Japan to supply them with Alberta beef. They were going to test each animal for BSE and absorb the testing cost themselves. Imagine our dismay when the federal government refused to grade the beef even if it was tested for BSE making it impossible to export! When Peace County Tender Meats asked the province for help they got the cold shoulder, the Klein Government refused to fight for them and in my opinion abandoned rural Alberta.

The Green Party believes that the best solution is to stand behind our beef producers. They know their business and how to get out of this mess. The Green Party fully supports Alberta farmers in developing this solution. It would create new opportunities in rural Alberta, develop our industry into an international value added market and these small plants could be built throughout the province thus adding to the building of a local and sustainable economy.

I appreciate your offer to share this information. I believe that if all Albertans were made aware of this betrayal of rural Alberta by the Klein government a lot of votes would change. If you need any more information on this issue or on any other part of the Green Party platform please do not hesitate to ask.
Sincerely,Stephen Lindop
Green Party CandidateLeduc Beaumont Devon

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