RALPH KLEIN

How Should We <em>Really</em> Remember Ralph Klein?

No matter how rude or insulting Klein became, he also was a darling of the mainstream media. When a drunken Premier berated poor unemployed men at midnight at a homeless shelter, telling them to get jobs and throwing money at them, he was forgiven by media and right-wingers because, well, it was Ralph and that's just the way he was. However, the homeless shelter incident is a clear sign of how the establishment and its' media viewed the plight of the poor with indifference.
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'We Partied Like Hell'

Ralph Klein was remembered as a "man of the people" at a memorial ceremony in Calgary on Friday. Dignitaries attending the service included Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Alberta Premier Alison Redfor...

LOOK: Ralph Klein Memorial

The man known simply as Ralph made one last trip Friday to the buildings that symbolized his greatest achievements. Hundreds lined up outside the Jack Singer Concert Hall in downtown Calgary, includin...
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Nenshi Declares Ralph Klein Day

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi announced that April 5 will be Ralph Klein Day, moments before Klein's memorial ceremony began in Calgary. On the steps of the Municipal Plaza, Nenshi presented a Calgary f...
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LIVE CHAT: What Was Klein Really Like?

Alberta is preparing to say goodbye to one of its most successful, controversial and colourful political leaders. Ralph Klein parlayed his Everyman style into a remarkable political career, first as m...
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Canada Remembers Ralph Klein

Jaime Watt joins CBC News Networks' Power & Politics host Evan Solomon each week to look at how issues making waves in Ottawa resonate with Canadians. Monitoring the House of Commons' question period...