Canadian dignitaries joined family and friends of the late Peter Lougheed Friday in paying tribute to the former Alberta premier at a state memorial in Calgary’s Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.
Members of Peter Lougheed's family will accept condolences from the public as the former Alberta premier's body lies in state at the provincial legislature.
A loyal Canadian first, he was a fiercely protective Albertan – and yet it never came across as a contradiction. But he was much more than a loud, proud, Western voice on the national stage.
Condolence letters and heartwarming tributes have been pouring in from across the country following the announcement that former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed died Thursday night.
Peter Lougheed served as Alberta's premier from Sept. 10, 1971, until Nov. 1, 1985. Here are some of the highlights of his political career:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the death of former Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed: "Canada lost a truly great man."
Peter Lougheed, the former Alberta premier and one of Canada’s most respected politicians, died Thursday night in Calgary. He was 84.
Former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed, whose epic battles with Ottawa shaped the province on the national stage, is in a Calgary hospital with what sources say is a serious illness.