Klein, Ralph

Portrait
Born: Nov 01, 1942 AD
Currently alive, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Politician


1942 – He was born on the 1st day of November on this year.

 

1988 - He hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics during his tenure as mayor.

 

1989 – He made the transition from civic to provincial politics, becoming a member of the legislative assembly for the riding of Calgary Elbow in the 1989 general election.

 

1992 - He was elected leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party.

 

2003 - Klein and U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, widely reported to be friends, met to discuss the beef ban and the route of an Alaskan oil pipeline, which Klein has vehemently argued must be integrated with the extensive Alberta pipeline system.

 

2004 – He announced that the province had set aside the necessary funds to repay its public debt in 2005.

 

2004 - He called for a national referendum on the issue of same-sex.

 

2005 - He announced that each Albertan resident would qualify for a Prosperity Bonus because of an oil-driven budget surplus.

 

2006 - The Western Standard magazine came under fire for printing comments about Klein's wife Colleen Klein, who is Métis.

 

2006 – He got into trouble for exclaiming, "I don't need this crap" and throwing the Liberal health care policy book at page Jennifer Huygen during question period in the Alberta legislature.

 

2006 - He made a lewd joke at the expense of former Conservative Member of Parliament Belinda Stronach: "I wasn't surprised that she crossed over to the Liberals.

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