Ralph Klein

Ralph Klein The Honourable Ralph Klein spent more than 30 years in public service including serving as Premier of Alberta. He also served as the province’s environment minister and had a very successful term as mayor of the City of Calgary during which he oversaw the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary. His particular interests in public policy included oil and gas, electric energy, securities and capital markets, health law, and aboriginal law. Mr. Klein held the Chair in Media Studies, named in his honour, at Mount Royal College's Centre for Media Studies in Calgary. He was also an Emeritus Senior Fellow of The Fraser Institute. Mr. Klein received numerous honours and awards, including an introduction into the Olympic Order, the Order of St. John, the Alberta Achievement Award, the Governor General's Award, B'nai B'rith's Citizen of the Century Award, and Calgary's Outstanding Citizen of the Century. He was the second Caucasian in history to be adopted into the Siksika Nation and was given the name Otskoipiiksi. In 1996, the Blood Tribe also made Mr. Klein an honourary chief in the Kainai Chieftainship.