Tag: Ralph Klein

Blame Ralph Klein for Redford government’s regional planning crisis

April 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Blame Ralph Klein for Redford government’s regional planning crisis

Ralph Klein government laid foundations for regional planning crisis The foundations of the regional planning crisis that prompted a frustrated Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths to threaten Edmonton-area municipalities with forced amalgamation were laid by the destructive policies announced by premier Ralph Klein’s sidekick Steve West back in 1993. On Oct. 7 of that […]

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Ralph Klein Celebration of Life cards available to the public

April 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ralph Klein Celebration of Life cards available to the public

Ralph Klein Celebration of Life memorabilia available Anyone wishing to get a program card from the Ralph Klein Celebration of Life ceremony can now pick one up at a number of funeral homes in Calgary as well as at the City Clerk’s reception desk. The Ralph Klein Celebration of Life was held on Friday at the Jack […]

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Calgarians pay tribute to Ralph Klein at celebration of life

April 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Calgarians pay tribute to Ralph Klein at celebration of life

Calgarians pay tribute to Ralph Klein at Jack Singer Concert Hall The City of Calgary said goodbye to its favourite son Friday, as 1600 politicians and Albertans packed the Jack Singer Concert Hall and dozens others watched the tribute to Ralph Klein on a big screen in front of City Hall. Among the dignitaries in attendance […]

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Ralph Klein had a lot to be proud of

April 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ralph Klein had a lot to be proud of

Ralph Klein legacy included no debt, moderate taxes and neutrality in the marketplace With Ralph Klein’s passing, many have tried to find a constant theme in his political life. The late premier was, to be sure, a populist. What else explains his reputation as a big spender when mayor of Calgary and then his switch to […]

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Ralph Klein Celebration of Life planned for Friday morning in Calgary

April 4, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ralph Klein Celebration of Life planned for Friday morning in Calgary

City and family expect high public turnout to pay respect to Ralph Klein The City of Calgary is finalizing plans for Friday’s Celebration of Life to honour former Premier Ralph Klein. A public service will be held at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, with seat tickets handed out to the public at 9 a.m. outside […]

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Ralph Klein’s mighty machine enfeebled

April 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ralph Klein’s mighty machine enfeebled

Ralph Klein’s mighty machine enfeebled by current PC party By Trevor Harrison It is ironic that, at a time when many Albertans are mourning the death of Ralph Klein under whom Alberta’s Tories won some of their greatest victories, some political observers are wondering whether the party and government have run out of steam. The […]

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Why Alberta misses Ralph Klein

April 2, 2013 | By | Reply More
Why Alberta misses Ralph Klein

Ralph Klein understood and spoke to Albertan exceptionalism By Doug Firby, Troy Media  There has been a nationwide outpouring of tributes to the late Ralph Klein, the popular and populist premier who died last week at the age of 70 from complications related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. One of the most striking comments came from […]

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Discussing unions with Premier Ralph Klein over a drink

March 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Discussing unions with Premier Ralph Klein over a drink

Ralph Klein was a great guy to tipple with, even if he wasn’t a great premier The scene: Just before Christmas 2001 at the Legislative Press Gallery’s Holiday “Gala,” a conversation takes place amidst of a swirl of intoxicated journalists, politicians, public relations flacks, lobbyists and other political hangers on. The cast: Ralph Klein, premier of […]

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Calgary journalist remembers Ralph Klein, warts and all

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Calgary journalist remembers Ralph Klein, warts and all

Ralph Klein impossible to hate as a man; impossible to love as a premier By Catherine Ford   He was the only politician in history to run for office on his first name and his suit size: Ralph ‘88. It was one of the many jibes at the man-who-would-be-premier that highlighted Ralph Klein’s astoundingly popular […]

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Ralph Klein – Albertans, Canadians fondly recall great political leader

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ralph Klein – Albertans, Canadians fondly recall great political leader

Ralph Klein one of most unique leaders in Canadian political leader Ralph Klein was a larger than life politician. Political leaders and ordinary citizens remembered him Friday after hearing of his death at 70. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said that while the beliefs of Ralph Klein about the role of government and fiscal responsibility were […]

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