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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'Hey, Alberta. Come On Down'

CALGARY - Ralph would have wanted it this way.A public memorial honouring former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein began Friday with the skirl of bagpipes, solemn faces and a white hearse, but soon morphed...
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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...
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What They Are Saying About Ralph Klein

CALGARY - A sampling of what people are saying about the death of Ralph Klein.%Slideshow-544406%Text for mobile users below. ---"He was not a harsh, religious-right type of guy. He was a moderate in...
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Ralph To Be Remembered

CALGARY - A longtime friend of Alberta premier Ralph Klein said Saturday the family wanted his journey to end where it all began 44 years ago.Rod Love said the family was offered a state funeral for K...
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'King Ralph' Dies

EDMONTON — Ralph Klein, the popular, outspoken, Everyman premier who slew Alberta's debt dragon, has died. Alberta Health Services issued a news release on behalf of Klein's family indicating the form...
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Ralph Klein In Palliative Care

Former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein, who has been battling dementia and lung disease in recent years, has been moved to palliative care. Don Martin, the host of CTV's Power Play and the author of a boo...
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Former Premier Ralph Klein Seriously Ill

Former premier Ralph Klein is seriously ill in the Calgary seniors’ facility that has been his home since 2011. Klein, who led Alberta from 1992 to 2006 and was Calgary’s mayor between 1980 and 1989,...
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Officer Of The Order Of Canada

OTTAWA - Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein will be made an Officer of the Order of Canada today at Calgary city hall.Klein is battling a form of dementia and no longer makes public appearances, so Go...
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Ralph Klein To Get Order of Canada

OTTAWA - Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein is going to be made an Officer of the Order of Canada.Gov.-Gen. David Johnston says the award will be presented to a member of Klein's family in Calgary on...
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Getting The Order Of Canada

Rideau Hall has released the latest list of appointees to the Order of Canada. The newest recipients are being honoured for their achievements in politics, sports, journalism, the arts and a host of...