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Ralph Klein
RALPH PHILLIP KLEIN, OC AOE (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013) was a Canadian politician who served as the 12th Premier of Alberta and leader of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta from 1992 until his retirement in 2006. Klein's tenure as premier ended when the Alberta
Alberta
Progressive Conservatives' new leader, Ed Stelmach , assumed office December 14, 2006, exactly fourteen years after Klein first became Premier. His nickname was "King Ralph", a reference to his political longevity and his management style. Klein continued the PC dynasty, winning four consecutive majority governments. CONTENTS * 1 Early years * 2 Mayor of Calgary * 3 National Energy Program * 4 Entry into provincial politics * 5 Premier * 5.1 The Alberta
Alberta
Advantage: Klein\'s austerity campaign * 5.2 Prosperity Bonus * 5.3 Health Care * 5.4 Ralph Klein
Ralph Klein
and the oil sands * 5.5 Beef ban * 5.6 Same-sex marriage * 5.7 Forestry industries * 5.8 Law Enforcement * 5.9 Environment * 5.10 Memorable moments and controversies * 5.11 Leadership review and retirement * 6 Later life * 7 Illness and death * 8 Honours * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 Further reading EARLY YEARSKlein was born in Calgary , to Phillip Andrew Klein (1917-2014) and Florence Harper (1924–2004)
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Ralph Klein (basketball)
RALPH KLEIN (Hebrew : רלף קליין‎‎ ;July 29, 1931 – August 7, 2008) was an Israeli basketball player and coach . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Basketball
Basketball
career; player and coach * 3 Awards * 4 Commemoration * 5 See also * 6 References EARLY LIFEKlein was born in Berlin during the time of the Weimar Republic
Weimar Republic
, to an affluent Hungarian Jewish family that returned to Budapest
Budapest
before the outbreak of World War II
World War II
. His father died in Auschwitz
Auschwitz
, but he and his family survived thanks to efforts by Raoul Wallenberg
Raoul Wallenberg
. BASKETBALL CAREER; PLAYER AND COACHAfter the war, at the age of 16, he began playing football but later moved to basketball and played in the Hungarian national league. In 1951 he immigrated to Israel
Israel
with his mother. After serving in the Israeli navy , he joined Maccabi Tel Aviv , with which he played more than 160 games up until 1964, scored 2,701 points and won eight state championships and six state cups . He was a member of the Israeli national team that took part in the 1952 men\'s basketball tournament , the 1954 World basketball championship and the 1953 , 1959 , 1961 and 1963 European championships . He played 68 games for the national team
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Ralph W. Klein
RALPH WALTER KLEIN (born 1936) is an American Old Testament scholar. He is Christ Seminary-Seminex Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago . Klein was born in Springfield, Illinois , and studied at Concordia College in Wisconsin, Concordia Senior College , Concordia Seminary
Concordia Seminary
, and Harvard Divinity School . He was ordained as a pastor in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod
Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod
in 1966, and taught at Concordia Senior College and Concordia Seminary. After a period as a pastor in St. Louis , Klein taught at Christ Seminary-Seminex before moving to the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Klein has written commentaries on 1 Samuel (WBC ), 1 Chronicles , and 2 Chronicles . He was editor of Currents in Theology and Mission from 1974 to 2009. In 2003, a Festschrift was published in his honor. The Chronicler as Theologian: Essays in Honor of Ralph W. Klein included contributions from Robert H. Smith , Gary N. Knoppers and Leslie C. Allen . REFERENCES * ^ "Ralph W. Klein". Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago . Retrieved 13 February 2016. * ^ "Curriculum Vitae". Retrieved 13 February 2016
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Premier Of Alberta
The PREMIER OF ALBERTA is the first minister for the Canadian province of Alberta
Alberta
. He or she is the province's head of government . The current Premier of Alberta
Alberta
is Rachel Notley
Rachel Notley
, who was sworn in on May 24, 2015. The premier of the province deals with specific areas relating to Alberta
Alberta
and Alberta's relation on the national scene. The premier acts as a representative for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and the Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) are in turn the representatives of the people of Alberta. CONTENTS * 1 Duties and functions * 2 Timeline of premiers * 3 List of premiers * 4 References DUTIES AND FUNCTIONSTo be effective, accountable and in line with custom, the premier does hold a seat in the legislature, so the premier serves as the MLA for a riding , and is elected as the MLA by the constituents of that constituency. As with most government leaders in a parliamentary system , the premier usually wins his or her own election as MLA easily. However, on occasion, a premier has not been re-elected to their seat in a general election, forcing them to run in a by-election in a constituency that comes empty by the resignation of the sitting MLA or other incident
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Elizabeth II
ELIZABETH II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926 ) has been Queen of the United Kingdom , Canada , Australia , and New Zealand since 6 February 1952. Additionally, she is Head of the Commonwealth and Queen of 12 countries that have become independent since her accession: Jamaica , Barbados , the Bahamas , Grenada , Papua New Guinea , Solomon Islands , Tuvalu , Saint Lucia , Saint Vincent and the Grenadines , Belize , Antigua and Barbuda , and Saint Kitts and Nevis . Elizabeth was born in London as the elder child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth , and she was educated privately at home. Her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive . She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War , serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service . In 1947, she married Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh , a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she has four children: Charles, Prince of Wales ; Anne, Princess Royal ; Prince Andrew, Duke of York ; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
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Gordon Towers
THOMAS GORDON TOWERS, AOE (July 5, 1919 – June 8, 1999) was a Canadian politician and the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta . A farmer by profession, Gordon Towers was an unsuccessful Progressive Conservative candidate in Red Deer, Alberta
Red Deer, Alberta
in the 1963 and 1965 federal elections . He won a seat in the Canadian House of Commons in the 1972 election , and was re-elected four subsequent times. He did not run in the 1988 election . From 1984 to 1986, he was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Solicitor General of Canada. From 1986 to 1987, he was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State for Science and Technology. In 1991, he was appointed to the position of Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta, and served until 1996. ARMS ‹ The template below (Infobox coat of arms wide ) is being considered for merging. See templates for discussion to help reach a consensus
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Bud Olson
HORACE ANDREW (BUD) OLSON, PC , AOE (October 6, 1925 – February 14, 2002) was a Canadian businessman, politician, and the 14th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta . He also served as a Member of Parliament , Senator , Minister of Agriculture , and Minister of Economic and Regional Development. He was also a farmer and rancher, and president and operating officer of Farmer's Stockmen's Supplies in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge, Alberta. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Federal politics * 3 Late life * 4 Arms * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFEBorn in Iddesleigh, Alberta on October 6, 1925. On January 27, 1947, he married Marion Lucille McLachlan. They had four children: Sharon Lee, Andrea Lucille, Juanita Carol and Horace Andrew Jr. FEDERAL POLITICS Bud Olson
Bud Olson
was first elected to the House of Commons in the 1957 election as a Social Credit Member of Parliament (MP) from Medicine Hat . He was defeated in the Diefenbaker sweep of 1958 , but re-elected in 1962, 1963 and 1965. With the Social Credit Party's English Canadian wing rapidly disintegrating, Olson crossed the floor in 1967 to join the Liberal Party
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Lois Hole
LOIS ELSA HOLE, CM , AOE (née VEREGIN; 30 January 1929 – 6 January 2005) was a Canadian politician, businesswoman , academician , professional gardener and best-selling author. She was the 15th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta from 10 February 2000 until her death. She was known as the "Queen of Hugs" for breaking with protocol and hugging almost everyone she met, including journalists, diplomats and other politicians. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Family * 3 Writings * 4 Affiliations/Awards * 5 Ted and Lois Hole\'s deaths * 6 Age * 7 Legacy * 8 Personal Education and Involvement in education * 9 Bibliography * 10 Arms * 11 References * 11.1 Bibliography * 12 External links EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION Lois Hole
Lois Hole
was born in Buchanan, Saskatchewan , to Michael M. Veregin and Elsa Viktoria Norsten on 30 January 1929. Her family moved to Edmonton , Alberta
Alberta
in 1948, where she completed her education at Strathcona Composite High School . FAMILYIn 1950, she met Ted Hole, a young University of Alberta
Alberta
agriculture student. Several years later they married and moved to a 200-acre (0.81 km2) farm near St. Albert, Alberta
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Normie Kwong
NORMAN LIM "NORMIE" KWONG (born LIM KWONG YEW; Chinese : 林佐民; October 24, 1929 – September 3, 2016) was a Canadian football
Canadian football
player who played for the Calgary
Calgary
Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was also an active businessman and politician being part owner of the Calgary
Calgary
Flames and serving as the 16th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta from January 2005 to May 2010. The son of Chinese immigrants from Taishan
Taishan
, Guangdong
Guangdong
, Kwong was the first Canadian professional gridiron football player of Chinese heritage. In addition, Kwong was also the first person of Chinese heritage to serve as lieutenant-governor of Alberta
Alberta
. As a former vice-regal representative of Alberta, he was styled " The Honourable " for life. Kwong was the third Canadian of Chinese heritage to be appointed as a vice-regal in Canada, after David Lam and Adrienne Clarkson
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Don Getty
DONALD ROSS "DON" GETTY, OC AOE (August 30, 1933 – February 26, 2016) was a Canadian politician who served as the 11th Premier of Alberta
Alberta
between 1985 and 1992. A member of the Progressive Conservatives , he served as Energy Minister and Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister in the government of Peter Lougheed before leaving politics for the private sector in 1979. He returned to politics six years later to contest the leadership contest resulting from Lougheed's retirement. He defeated two other candidates, and became Premier November 1, 1985. As Premier, Getty was faced with an economic slowdown and falling energy prices, which hit Alberta
Alberta
's petroleum -dominated economy hard. Faced with mounting government deficits and increasing unemployment, he cut social spending and intervened with government money to prevent businesses from failing. Several of these interventions backfired in high-profile fashion, failing at their intended objective and costing scarce public funds as well. While some analysts argue that Getty's fiscal program laid the groundwork for Ralph Klein
Ralph Klein
's later balancing of the provincial budget, on Getty's departure from office the government's debt had reached $11 billion, setting the stage for his successor to characterize the Getty years as an era of wasteful and excessive spending
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Ed Stelmach
EDWARD MICHAEL "ED" STELMACH (/ˈstɛlmæk/ ; born May 11, 1951) is a Canadian politician and served as the 13th Premier of Alberta , Canada, from 2006 to 2011. The grandson of Ukrainian immigrants, Stelmach was born and raised on a farm near Lamont and speaks fluent Ukrainian . He spent his entire pre-political adult life as a farmer, except for some time spent studying at the University of Alberta . His first foray into politics was a 1986 municipal election, when he was elected to Lamont County
Lamont County
council. A year into his term, he was appointed reeve . He continued in this position until his entry into provincial politics. In the 1993 provincial election , Stelmach was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Vegreville-Viking (later Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville ). A Progressive Conservative , he served in the cabinets of Ralph Klein —at various times holding the portfolios of Intergovernmental Relations, Transportation, Infrastructure, and Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development—where he developed a reputation as a low-key politician who avoided the limelight. When Klein resigned the party's leadership in 2006, Stelmach was among the first to present his candidature to replace him. After a third-place finish on the first ballot of the leadership race , he won an upset second ballot victory over former provincial treasurer Jim Dinning
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Legislative Assembly Of Alberta
GOVERNMENT * New Democratic (55)OFFICIAL OPPOSITION: * United Conservative (29)OTHER PARTIES: * Liberal (1) * Alberta Party (1) * Independent (1) ELECTIONS LAST ELECTION May 5, 2015 NEXT ELECTION May 31, 2019 or earlier MEETING PLACE Legislature Building , Edmonton , Alberta , Canada WEBSITE www.assembly.ab.ca The Legislature grounds from the roof of the building. Alberta Legislature Building The LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ALBERTA is one of two components of the LEGISLATURE OF ALBERTA, the other being Elizabeth II , Queen of Canada , represented by the Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta . The Alberta legislature meets in the Alberta Legislature Building in the provincial capital, Edmonton . The Legislative Assembly consists of 87 members, elected first past the post from single-member electoral districts . The maximum period between general elections of the assembly, as set by the country's Constitution, is five years, but the premier controls the date of election and usually selects a date in the fourth or fifth year after the preceding election. Since 2011, Alberta has fixed election date legislation, fixing the election to a date between March 1 and May 31 in the fourth calendar year following the preceding election
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Calgary-Elbow
CALGARY-ELBOW is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Alberta
, Canada
Canada
. Its current MLA is Greg Clark , the leader of the Alberta Party , who won the seat in the 2015 provincial election . The riding was created in 1971 from the southeast part of Calgary-Glenmore and the southwest Part of the old Calgary South riding. Since 1971 the riding has been held by 4 MLAs, all of them Progressive Conservative except Craig Cheffins, who represented the riding from the 2007 by-election to the 2008 general election . Prior to this, it was the home riding of Progressive Conservative Premier Ralph Klein between 1989 and when he vacated it on January 15, 2007. Until this time (at which it was won by a Liberal candidate) it was seen as a Progressive Conservative stronghold
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David John Russell
DAVID JOHN RUSSELL (born July 29, 1931) is a retired politician from Alberta
Alberta
, Canada
Canada
. Born in Calgary in 1931, Russell was elected to Calgary City Council and served as Alderman on two different occasions, the first time from 1960–1961 and then again from 1963 to 1967. Russell was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as a Progressive Conservative member in the 1967 Alberta
Alberta
general election for Calgary Victoria Park . Russell served one term as the member for that riding as a member for the Progressive Conservative opposition under Peter Lougheed . In the 1971 Alberta
Alberta
general election Russell was re-elected as the member for the new district of Calgary Elbow . The Progressive Conservative party formed government in that election. Russell served 5 terms as the member for the riding and retired in 1989. Russell served as Deputy Premier from 1986-1989
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Craig Cheffins
CRAIG CHEFFINS is a former member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Alberta
for the Calgary-Elbow
Calgary-Elbow
riding. Running as a Liberal , he won the seat in a 2007 by-election, but lost the seat in the 2008 general election . CONTENTS * 1 Political life * 2 Election results * 3 Career * 4 References * 5 External links POLITICAL LIFEA by-election was called to replace former premier Ralph Klein , who vacated the seat, after retiring as premier of Alberta
Alberta
. He was considered a "prime candidate" in the by-election, according to Don Braid, of the Calgary Herald ., and won the by-election by approximately 800 votes. The constituency had previously elected Progressive Conservative candidates in every election and by-election since 1971. Previously Cheffins was the president of the Calgary community of Lakeview and involved in the West Hillhurst community associations. He was also active in prior Liberal party campaigns. Cheffins was an active member of the Weaselhead Preservation Society. Cheffins lost the provincial election on March 3, 2008. On September 11, 2008 Craig Cheffins announced he was supporting Dave Taylor for the leadership of the Alberta
Alberta
Liberal Party, and would be taking on the role of Campaign Co-Chair for that effort
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Peter Elzinga
PETER ELZINGA (born April 6, 1944) was the executive director of the Progressive Conservative Party in Alberta , Canada , a former Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons and former cabinet minister in Alberta. A farmer and rancher by training, Elzinga was first elected to the federal House of Commons as the Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament representing Pembina , Alberta in the 1974 federal election . He served as president of the PC Party of Canada from 1983 to 1986, and was chair of the 1983 PC leadership convention . Elzinga resigned his seat in the House of Commons to run in the 1986 Alberta provincial election . He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Sherwood Park and joined the cabinet of Don Getty as Minister of Agriculture. In 1989, he became Minister of Agriculture and Trade. He co-chaired Ralph Klein 's successful bid to win the leadership of the Alberta PC Party in 1992, and subsequently became Deputy Premier and Minister of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs. Elzinga did not run for re-election in 1993 provincial election . He chaired the PC Party's election campaign that year, and the subsequent campaigns in the 1997 , 2001 and 2004 provincial elections
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