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, December 16, 2004

Is American Labour going to build the Power Lines? 

The Honorable Greg Melchin Minister of Energy.
404 Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue
Edmonton T5K 2B6

Phone 780-427-3740
Fax 780-422-0195

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

Paul Martin,
Prime Minister of Canada.
E-mail Address(es):

December 16, 2004

I draw to your attention the large number of linemen which will be needed in Alberta if any part of the plans come to fruitation!

In Alberta the apprentice ship program from linemen is a 5 year program while in the US the same certification takes 2 years!

Alberta recognizes the US certificates as being legitimate allowing US apprentices to work in Alberta!

Recently the US has cut their 3 year qualification apprenticeship to 1 year only!.

Does this mean Alberta companies will be hiring US apprentices to work on Alberta power lines taking jobs away from Albertans because of misguided programs put out by profit motivated trainers?

John Clark.
14815-123 ave
Edmonton, Alberta T5L 2Y7

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