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Alberta's Ralph Klein very ill: report

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Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein is extremely sick, the Calgary Herald reports.

Klein, 70, has been living in a Calgary seniors' facility since 2011. He has dementia.

The former Progressive Conservative leader ran Alberta from 1992 to 2006. He was mayor in Calgary throughout the 1980s.

“He’s resting comfortably. I was up there this morning, I can’t go into any more detail than that,” Rod Love, Klein's former chief of staff, told the Herald.

“When there’s something to say or any updates, we’ll have something to say.”

The Herald quotes Calgary businessman Ross Glen, a longtime friend of Klein, and Marisa Etmanski, Klein’s former press secretary and longtime friend, saying he's resting comfortably and there are no plans to move him to a hospital.

“I know he is not well, and his condition, of course, is progressing,” Etmanski said. “What I would say is he is doing the best he can and is as comfortable as he can be."

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