Getty's government was easily re-elected in the 1986 election, but with a reduced majority in the legislature. The Getty government was hurt by the decline of oil prices, which imperilled the province's economy. In the 1989 election, the PC government was again re-elected, but Getty lost his own seat in Edmonton and was forced to run in a by-election in the safe Tory seat in Stettler. His government tried to cope with the province's economic problems by imposing a wage freeze on the civil service and cutting public services.
Facing the possibility of electoral defeat, and following his success in negotiating Senate reform as part of the Charlottetown Accord, he announced his resignation as party leader in September 1992, prior to the referendum that defeated the Accord. He was replaced by Ralph Klein. In 1998, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Alberta legislative assembly biography (http://www.assembly.ab.ca/lao/library/premiers/getty.htm)
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