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Peter Lougheed, the former Alberta premier, has died. He died Thursday night in the Calgary hospital that bears his name, at the age of 84.

 Peter Lougheed, who served as Alberta's preimer from 1971 to 1985, has died. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)Lougheed, who served as premier from 1971 to 1985, is widely credited with transforming Alberta from a largely rural economy to a global energy powerhouse.

He is also praised for transforming his Progressive Conservatives, once a backwater provincial party, into a political dynasty.

He clashed notably with opponents along the way, including with then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau over the National Energy Program and patriation of the Constitution in the early 1980s.

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