Annual Western Dinner

When: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 17:30 - 21:00

Where: Calgary, Telus Centre

The Annual Public Policy Forum Western Dinner was held in Calgary on September 26th, 2012 at The Telus Centre. The dinner featured the presentation of the Peter Lougheed Award for Leadership in Public Policy awarded in recognition of exceptional Western Canadian public policy leadership with a national impact. The late Peter Lougheed served as the tenth Premier of Alberta, and is widely acknowledged as one of Canada's most respected leaders and greatest Prmier of the past generation.

The 2012 Recipients

Indira V. Samarasekera James S. Palmer  

Nancy Southern Don Martin 

Dr. Indira V. Samarasekera, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Alberta
James S. Palmer, Partner, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer
Nancy Southern, Deputy Chairman, President & CEO of ATCO Group
Don Martin,  Journalist, Author & Host of CTV’s Power Play

“From coast to coast, Canada’s Public Policy Forum brings together our Nation’s best and brightest to pay tribute to exemplary leadership in Canada,” said Larry Murray, Chair of the Forum’s Board of Directors. “The Western Dinner is a mark of our great respect for the difference Western Canadian leaders have made in our lives.”

“Each year we look forward to this wonderful event and to honouring the remarkable individuals who champion the West and represent the best spirit of Canadian leadership and public service”, said David Mitchell, President & CEO of the Public Policy Forum. “With this dinner and these awards, the Forum celebrates its roots in Western Canada.”

For further information, please contact:

Kelly Cyr, Director of Operations
(613) 238-7858 ext. 248


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