Sadness at the passing of Peter Lougheed

Post Date: Friday, September 14, 2012
I, like every Albertan of my generation, am a Lougheed baby. I was born the year after he was first elected, and I have never known an Alberta or a Canada that did not benefit from his legacy. We owe him so much: our strong industries; our magnetic cities; our sense of identity within Canada.

He represented the Alberta that drew so many (my parents included) to live and work and thrive here. With him, we became greater as Albertans and as Canadians. On behalf of all the people of Calgary, I express my heartfelt sorrow to Jeanne and the entire Lougheed family. He will be dearly missed by all. 

Remember the line from Christopher Wren's epitaph: “If you seek his monument - look around you.”

- Mayor Naheed Nenshi