Former Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed dies
Peter Lougheed, the man they called the architect of modern Alberta, died last night in Calgary. He was 84 years old. Mr. Lougheed's Progressive Conservative party first took office in 1971. It has been in power ever since.
Mr. Lougheed took Alberta from a rural agricultural province to the energy superpower it is today. He placed Alberta at the centre of the National stage and vigorously defended his province against Pierre Trudeau and the National Energy program.
This past summer a panel of experts named him Canada's best premier of the last 40 years. Ron Ghitter is a former Alberta Senator who served under Mr. Lougheed. And Catherine Ford is a former Calgary Herald columnist who covered his political career. They were both with our guest host Jim Brown in Calgary.
This segment was produced by Alberta's Network Producer Michael O'Halloran.
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