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, November 09, 2004

Electricity Deregulation 

Here is an interesting article by Greg Palast, a columist who writes on power degregulation. It may help explain why the owners of electrical generation and distribution facilities in Alberta love Ralph Klein as much as their counterparts in the USA love George Bush. One Year Later ... Power Outage Traced to Dim Bulb

A couple of lines in particular caught my eye.

"The under-manning and the under-spending all occurred beneath the banner of "deregulation." In the bad old days of bureaucrats with thick rule books, the government told the power companies exactly how much to spend on repairs.

Under "deregulation," the rules went out the windows and repair cash was carted off as special dividends to stockholders."

Albertans need to think about the fact that George Bush and Dick Cheney are heros to Ralph Klein. Their politics are Ralph's politics from power deregulation to healthcare.

Is this really what we want in Alberta?

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