04/04/2013 05:32 EDT | Updated 04/05/2013 02:49 EDT

Ralph Klein Live Chat: Journalists Who Covered The Late Premier Weigh In


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 mayor of Calgary and then premier of Alberta. His cut-and-slash, damn-the-torpedoes philosophy changed the political tenor in Canada and made him a hero to many and a villain to some.

Ahead of a public memorial in Calgary Friday, join Canadian Press Alberta legislature reporter Dean Bennett and Calgary correspondent Bill Graveland for an online discussion about the former premier. What, in your view, is Klein's legacy? What's your favourite Klein memory? Have the media got the story right in remembering Klein since his death last week? The conversation will begin on Friday April 5, 2013 at 12:00pm ET / 10:00am MT.