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Ralph Klein: Share your condolences

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 Longtime Alberta premier Ralph Klein has died. (Patrick Price/Reuters)
Ralph Klein, a longtime pillar of Alberta politics, has died.

Klein, who died Friday in a Calgary-area long-term care facility, was 70. He had been battling a form of dementia and emphysema in recent years.

Klein was a hugely popular and often controversial figure. Known as "King Ralph," he served as Alberta's premier for 14 years. He led the province's long-ruling Progressive Conservative Party from 1992 to 2006, and presided over four consecutive majority governments.

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