As small 'c' conservatives watched the memorial service of former Alberta leader Ralph Klein on Friday, I'm sure there was sense of where is Canada's next great fiscal conservative leader?
You'd be hard-pressed to find a current premier who truly falls into that category of a Ralph Klein and even in Ottawa the current Conservative government has been anything but: According to the Toronto Sun, "between 2009 and 2016 the Harper government will have added $170 billion to the federal debt.
For small 'c' conservatives, Friday's memorial was a stark reminder that 'Ralph' was a rare politician.
"Ralph Klein was one of the few home grown political leaders Canadian conservatives could look upon as a true hero," political analyst Gerry Nicholls told Yahoo! Canada News.
"He tackled deficits, tamed debts and cut government spending, all things fiscal conservatives want in a leader.
"Leaders like that don’t come along tooRead More »from Canadians say goodbye to Ralph Klein: A “kind of leader conservatives long for”