FORMER ALBERTA PREMIER DEAD AT 70

Mar 29, 2013

By Bob Sheppard

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Former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein has died.

He had been in poor health for several years with lung problems and a form of dementia.

Klein was 70.

Klein retired as premier in 2006 after leading the Progressive Conservative party for 14 years and winning four successive majority governments.

Known simply as Ralph to many, the former Calgary mayor cut spending and privatized services to help balance Alberta’s budget when he first became premier.

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