Global Politics

Remembering the Man They Called 'King Ralph'


Alberta Premier Ralph Klein listens during the closing news conference
at the 44th Annual Premiers Meeting in Charlottetown, Prince Edward
Island, July 11, 2003. The 13 premiers and territorial leaders have
concluded to strengthen their alliance against the federal government,
but Alberta does not want to join a provincial plan to get more health
care funding. REUTERS/Jim Young




Former Canadian politician Ralph Klein has died at the age of 70.

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Klein was premier of the province of Alberta for 14 years.

He was a strong advocate for Alberta's oil sands.

The World's Andrea Crossan remembers one of Canada's most colorful politicians.