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Premier Redford remembers Premier Ralph Klein

Premier Alison Redford released the following statement today on the passing of former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein.

“I am truly saddened by our loss of Ralph Klein.”

“Ralph Klein’s ability to connect with Albertans from all walks of life was absolutely remarkable. He could walk from the Petroleum Club in downtown Calgary to the curling rink in St. Paul and carry on a conversation with absolutely everyone he met. Ralph was a real man of the people.”

“Ralph was a staunch defender of our province as he had a deep and abiding love for Alberta and Albertans. His vision and extraordinary political instincts provided Alberta with tremendous leadership for 14 years.”

“Condolence books will be set up in government buildings across the province where Albertans can pay tribute to former Premier Klein. In addition, an online tribute page will be available for Albertans to share their memories of Ralph. Details will be announced soon.”

“His passing is a loss to us all. On behalf of all my colleagues in the government caucus and my family, I want to offer my heartfelt condolences to his wife Colleen and their family during this very difficult time. He will be dearly missed.”

 

Media inquiries may be directed to:
Neala Barton
Director, Media Relations and Spokesperson
Office of the Premier
780-422-4905
587-991-8935 cell
Neala.barton@gov.ab.ca

To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000.