passing of former Premier Ralph Klein.
Everything that could be said about Ralph has been said over the last few days so I'll keep my tribute short.
Ralph and I have known each other - very vaguely - since we were kids. We attended the same junior high school in Calgary. Ralph and I often disagreed on policies and politics. We agreed to disagree but I always respected his dedication and his tenacity.
He was a man devoted to his community; first to his city then, to his province. Ralph perfected the "oops factor," often speaking what he was thinking. He was chastised by the media for this but I think we were all secretly agreeing with him, in one way or another!
Goodbye Ralph, we will miss you.