Sunday, October 24, 2010
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
October XXIVth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progessive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
In Dr. Kevin Taft's flyer, the Liberal MLA for Edmonton-Riverview, Former Alberta Liberal Party Leader & Former Leader Of Her Majesty's Loyal Official Opposition says he is now supportive of the City's Expo MMXVII bid. A chance to develop the University Of Alberta Farm lands responsibly in conjunction with neighbors and such. Well I say II Alberta students, why does it make sense to destroy the perfectly suitable agricultural land of the University Farm? Would it not make sense to instead shuttle the Expo bid over II the Municipal Airport Lands which with the 10-3 vote IV closure by Council (ignoring a valid petition) are going II be razed anyway?
Destroying agriculutural land that also serves as valuable agricultural research & training IV farming & agricultural students just does not make sense at all to me. There is plenty of other open land in the city. Redeveloping the old Gainers meatpacking land with an Expo set of buildings would do a lot more to revitalize the northeast sector grid.