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Premier Redford fondly remembers Premier Lougheed

Premier Redford and former Premier Lougheed pose facing the camera at a gala event. Attendees mingle in the background.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

"He was a great leader and an icon not only in this province but in Canada as well. I'm so thankful that we had the opportunity earlier this summer to pay tribute to Premier Lougheed as the best premier in Canada in the last 40 years.

» Read Premier Redford's full statement

» Premier Redford pays tribute to Peter Lougheed (Audio file)

» Premier Redford's Statement on Peter Lougheed (YouTube)

Sharing Your Memories

Peter Lougheed lay in state in the rotunda of the Alberta Legislature until Tuesday, September 18.

A State Memorial took place Friday, September 21. Watch the memorial

Visit one of these locations between Monday, September 17 and Friday, September 28 to share your memories of Premier Lougheed, or post your message online.

  • Edmonton

    Alberta Legislature Rotunda
    107 Street and 97 Avenue
    8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

  • Calgary

    McDougall Centre
    455 - 6 Street SW
    8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

  • Fort McMurray

    Oil Sands Discovery Centre
    515 Mackenzie Boulevard
    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Tuesday to Sunday)

  • Grande Prairie

    Room 2501, Provincial Building
    10320 - 99 Street
    8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Lethbridge

    Lethbridge Provincial Building
    200 5 Avenue S, Lethbridge Centre
    8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


  • Medicine Hat

    Medicine Hat Provincial Building
    346 - 3rd Street S.E.
    8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


  • Red Deer

    Red Deer Provincial Building
    4920 - 51 Street
    8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Photo Highlights

  • Leader of the Official Opposition. 1968.

  • Swearing-in Ceremony. 1971.

  • With Premier Kosygin. 1971.

  • Tanning Demonstration. 1972.

  • En Route to Japan. 1972.

View our photos on Flickr

In The News

  • Opposition MPs honour Peter Lougheed in House of CommonsMonday, September 17, 2012Mark Kennedy, The Vancouver Sun

    Two MPs in the House of Commons paid tribute Monday to former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed as his body lay in state in the rotunda of the provincial legislature...

  • Family: Former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed dies at age 84Thursday, September 13, 2012The Washington Post

    Peter Lougheed, who as Alberta's premier turned the province into an oil-powered modern giant and an equal player in Canada's confederation, has died at age 84, family members said...

  • Peter Lougheed, defender of Alberta's interests, diesFriday, September 14, 2012The Chicago Tribune

    Peter Lougheed, the Alberta leader who battled the Canadian federal government's encroachment into the energy industry in the 1970s and 1980s and later became a cautionary voice against unchecked oil sands development, died late Thursday...

  • In pictures: The life and times of Peter LougheedFriday, September 14, 2012The Globe and Mail

    The long-time Alberta premier played a key role in the economic and political growth of his province, often battling with the federal governments of the time over energy policy and the Constitution...

  • Remembrances: Alberta Statesman, Peter Lougheed, Dies with Legacy IntactFriday, September 14, 2012Paul Vieira, The Wall Street Journal

    Peter Lougheed, considered the builder of modern Alberta and the founder of a political dynasty that still rules the province to this day, died Thursday from natural causes, his family said. He was 84 years old...

  • Peter Lougheed once stood tallest among premiers ...Thursday, September 13, 2012Tim Harper, The Toronto Star

    OTTAWA—There was a time in recent Canadian history — though it seems like a different era — when premiers in this country appeared larger than life, almost ...

  • Peter Lougheed, R.I.P.Friday, September 14, 2012Colby Cosh, MacLean's

    The leadership of the federal Progressive Conservatives was Peter Lougheed's for the asking from about 1973 onwards...