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Statement by Liberal Leader Bob Rae on the Death of Peter Lougheed

Statement by Liberal Leader Bob Rae on the Death of Peter Lougheed

Posted on September 14, 2012

TORONTO– Liberal Liberal Leader Bob Rae made the following statement today on the death of Peter Lougheed:

“It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed.

He will long be remembered as a truly great premier of Alberta, a builder of the modern Canadian constitution, a wise counsellor to many companies and organisations, a philanthropist, and a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He made friends in all walks of life, and made a point of reaching across provincial and partisan boundaries to establish bonds of friendship and mutual respect. Without a doubt, Peter Lougheed was a visionary leader and an exceptional Canadian whose unwavering commitment to Albertans, Canadians and to the unity of our country will leave an indelible mark on our collective history.

On a personal note, I greatly enjoyed working with Peter Lougheed on many issues, and learned much from his example. He was a man of great integrity and decency, and I valued his counsel and friendship.

On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our Parliamentary Caucus, Arlene and I extend our deepest condolences to Peter’s wife Jeanne, his children Stephen, Andrea, Pamela and Joseph, and to all Albertans during this difficult time.”