Highlights: Western Dinner 2017


On Thursday, June 15, the Public Policy Forum (PPF) returned to Calgary to host the annual Western Dinner and to present the Peter Lougheed Awards for Leadership in Public Policy. The evening featured remarks from the Premier of Alberta, Rachel Notley, and honoured four outstanding Western Canadians who, just as Peter Lougheed did, have contributed to public policy in their region, province and country. In case you couldn't join us, follow the links below for snapshots from the event and to watch all the highlights. We hope we'll see you next year!

PHOTOS: Western Dinner 2017 and Peter Lougheed Awards for Leadership in Public Policy (Calgary)

Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta: Opening remarks

Rachel Notley at PPF's Western Dinner

Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta
Opening remarks
Video: Premier Notley's remarks at Western Dinner 2017

Honouree videos

Chuck Strahl

Former MP of Chilliwack Fraser Canyon, BC and former cabinet minister

VideoChuck Strahl accepts Peter Lougheed Award


Melissa Blake

Mayor, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

VideoMelissa Blake accepts Peter Lougheed Award


Steve Williams

President and CEO, Suncor Energy Inc.

VideoSteve Williams accepts Peter Lougheed Award


Barbara Byers

Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Labour Congress

VideoBarbara Byers accepts Peter Lougheed Award