Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Alberta 19% royalty revisited

Mr. Mel R. Knight Minister
Alberta Energy
404 Legislature Building,
10800-97 Ave
Edmonton, AB T8V-0T8

Cc: Honourable Ed Stelmach, Premier.

Dear Mr. Knight:

I will make a reply easy for you! During one of your very rare public appearances during the past election you were asked in public forum “What about the 19% Royalty?” You blew this person off saying “That is a matter of record; that is old stuff!”

So, why does your on line information all refer to our no existent 25% royalty?

Meanwhile; after the Auditor General’s report addressing the potential of self serving profiteering by yourself and other members, Mr. Stelmach said publicly “We will certainly have to find another way of handling royalties”

Somewhere between Premier Stelmach’s “open Government” promise and his pointed direction of finding a new way to settle royalty rates would leave the casual observer to read this as being “more open” which seems not to be the case.

Certainly you will appreciate http://albertathedetails.blogspot.com/ is a good advertisement for the Conservative nature of your Government.

John Clark
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