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, July 06, 2005

A last surviving Alberta Industry being Strangled by indecision. 

John Clark
14815 – 123 Ave
Edmonton, AB T5L 2Y7
July 6, 2004.

The Honorable Ralph Klein,
Room 307, Legislature Building
10800 - 97th Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
T5K 2B6

Phone: 780 427-2251

The Honorable Iris Evans,
Minister of Health,
107 Legislative Building
Edmonton, AB T5K 2B6


This government’s complete lack of concern for small business not oil oriented is astounding! The Inconsistencies, lack of policy and plain stupidity has to be a record of some kind!

Iris proposed a province wide ban on smoking in cafes. She sited smoking as a major part of her health education and penalty proposals.
Then as if in an incoherent dream you decided to pander to the 3 votes you may receive in the next election and abandon the no smoking aspects of your health legislation in favor of chasing mixed marriages, burning millions of tax paper dollars.

As a Health care Minister Iris Evans must know this condition when found in an individual is treatable. I suspect it would take a tribe specialized anthropologist to analyze your cabinet; God only knows what the treatment would be.

Because of your indecision and pandering you have created a system in which restaurants and bars are closing down in Edmonton because their clientele is favoring establishments outside of Edmonton only because they allow smoking.

In some cases 200 thousand dollar investments are closed turning the café into wash racks for trucks! People in droves are being laid off! Most Alberta industry is on the rocks because of your transportation and power policies. Now you administer the final blow through this final act of incompetence.

There is no Alberta Ad vantage. There never can be again under your Government!

My suggestion to you is this: You have no chance of electing a conservative government again! Why not for once in your political lives try to do something right! Show some consistency and take just half an hour to consider the ramifications on industry. At least pretend you care for this Province other than for your own personal glory and gain.

John Clark

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