But the easterns will not give him the recognition he so rightly deserves.
Should Ralph Klein be awarded the Order of Canada? | OpenFile (external - login to view)
That should be spelled "premiers".....auto correct!!!
Who cares? The Order of Canada is a meaningless accolade, especially since they gave it to Henry Morgentaler.
But isn't Alberta a part of Canada? Further to that, the '88 Olympics were an event that brought positive attention to the entire country, much as the 2010 Vancouver ones did. I always liked Ralph, and he has received his share of accolades and criticisms over the years, but I don't think he's going to lose sleep over the Order of Canada...
Your right, Ralph made sure the oil industry thrived under his leadership, and if AB does well, the whole country does well.
This is just another example of ....same old, same old....
Ralph doesn't deserve an award on the national scale, besides isn't he the guy the
Indians gave a title to? They called him Chief Walking Eagle, because he was too
full of shi*t to fly.
Ralph was a leader a premier and a journalist he was also a loud mouthed drunk
who didn't know when to shut up. It has nothing to do with Eastern or Western
Canada he offended enough people in his time and therefore he gets left off the
invitation list as it were.
Ralph was also the guy who told people in a shelter to get a job, only to find out one
of them was a passer by from Cape Breton who challenged him. Ralph is luck he
didn't go outside with a Caper he would have woke up about a week from Wednesday.
No he does not deserve to have a Title, at least not at this time.
He has frontal lobe dimentia/alzheimers, so perhaps those bad behaviors were nothing more than early signs ... but still, they cannot be overlooked.
... and what about the story where he performed a marriage ceremony for his daughter who was marrying a man that was already married ... there are an awful lot of questionable incidents with Ralph Klein.
He carried the torch,we all remember PET,Ralph kinda told the east that he was going to make sure we didnt get raped by eastern Canada and we did'nt get raped by the feds..
He carried the torch,we all remember PET,Ralph kinda told the east that he was going to make sure we didnt get raped by eastern Canada and we did'nt get raped by the feds.
Ya he told the people who wanted a National Energy Policy to get lost, well if we had
a national energy policy now we would be a heck of a lot better off. We need to keep
as much black gold for our own nation as we can, and what we do ship should be as
Alberta can boast all it wants and protest but before Jed Clampett discovered crude
south of Edmonton the rest of the country carried that Province on its back. How quick
some forget. Yes Alberta has paid more than its share since then but that is the price
of being Canadian, BC has paid a lot too and I don't have a problem with that at all.
I suppose its because I have always been somewhat of an economic nationalist.
Yes I support a Canada first policy in exports, and all natural resources.