Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Retirement Party

Ralph Klein will announce his retirement on the first day of our AGM (March 31).

Rumour has it that date will be in October 2007 – not really a surprise - and a date that coincides with the 27th anniversary of his first political win (Mayor of Calgary), his 65th birthday and sees him surpass Lougheed’s service by one year.

Premier Klein currently enjoys the third longest administration in Alberta, with Ernest Manning (1943-1968) at 25 years and Peter Lougheed (1971-1985) at 14 years.

They say retirements are a mixture of sweetness and sorrow. It will be interesting to watch how this plays out over the next year.

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