NEWS RELEASE: July 3, 2014--Canada’s Public Policy Forum to honour Canadian policy leaders at 2014 Western Dinner

Four outstanding Canadian leaders will be recognized in Edmonton this October at the Public Policy Forum’s fifth annual Western Dinner.
The 2014 honourees are:
  • Oryssia Lennie, former Deputy Minister, Western Economic Diversification Canada
  • Eric Newell, Chancellor Emeritus, University of Calgary and former CEO, Syncrude
  • Jim Dinning, former Treasurer, Province of Alberta
  • Allan Gregg, pollster and founder, Decima Research
“The achievements of these four exceptional Canadians have resonated far beyond their home province of Alberta,” said David Mitchell, President and CEO of the Public Policy Forum. “We are delighted to pay tribute to their leadership, their contributions, and the tremendous impact they have had on public policy dialogue across Canada.”
The 2014 Western Dinner will take place on Thursday, October 23 at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton. Each of the honourees will receive the Peter Lougheed Award for Leadership in Public Policy, named after the late Premier of Alberta.
Since 1987, the Forum has recognized leaders from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors who have helped advance public policy and good governance in Canada. Each year, we honour business leaders, elected representatives, public servants, and journalists at our Western Dinner, Testimonial Dinner & Awards, Gordon Osbaldeston Lecture, and Atlantic Dinner & Awards.
For more details, or to buy tickets for the 2014 Western Dinner, visit
The Public Policy Forum is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of government in Canada through enhanced dialogue among the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Natasha Gauthier
Director of Communications, Public Policy Forum
Tel.: (613) 238-7858, ext. 220