I agree: Premier Stelmach is not listening

Re. Nov. 19 editorial by Lee Giles, headlined Premier Ed isn’t listening: The editorial on Premier Ed Stelmach not listening to Albertans about Bill 50 is right on

Re. Nov. 19 editorial by Lee Giles, headlined Premier Ed isn’t listening:

The editorial on Premier Ed Stelmach not listening to Albertans about Bill 50 is right on target. Stelmach and his very well-dressed energy minister are too busy reading from the Enron play book on electrical deregulation to listen to reason.

Bill 50 is a huge financial gift from the people of Alberta to the coal-fired electrical generators of this province. Everyone with an electrical meter will pay for these needless transmission lines, and the costs of carbon capture and storage for the coal-fired power plants they favour.

This will further blacken Alberta’s environmental reputation for decades to come, and hurt our oil and natural gas industry. However, I’m sure all Stelmach will hear is his friends laughing all the way to the bank.

Ken Larsen


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