03/29/2013 05:36 EDT | Updated 03/31/2013 01:45 EDT

Ralph Klein Photos: A Look Back At The Former Alberta Premier's Life Through Pictures

There's a reason Ralph Klein was often referred to as a man of the people.

He came from humble beginnings, he worked hard for what he achieved and was arguably as much at ease in the legislature as he was at a downtown pub.

His politics drew as much praise as they drew ire but the man was likeable.

He was also never a poser, which is why a look back at Klein's public life would not be complete without a look at it through the photographer's lense.

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