Saturday, March 30, 2013
Taken II Soon
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
March XXXth, MMXIII
Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O
Students across Alberta need II know that we lost a great leader. Former Premier Ralph Klein won IV terms of office in a row like the late Premier Peter Lougheed & finished only VI (6) weeks & II (2) days short of Peter in terms of consecutive days in office, thus making him the IIIrd longest serving Premier in Alberta history.
Throughout the trials & tribulations of Alberta, Ralph cared about Albertans. Yes he made severe spending cuts that affected people, but he had the guts to make those cuts. Instead of adding billions of debt like Premiers Don Getty, Ed Stelmach, & Alison Redford, Ralph got Alberta out of debt & on the right track economically.
Yes he made mistakes, but at least he admitted those mistakes up front, which is why many Albertans, even those who opposed him politically liked him. My condolences & sympathies to Colleen Klein & the Klein family. Only seventy years old, how sad.
Bye Ralph & Thanks,
Source: Myself & The Toronto Star.