OTTAWA, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The achievements of four extraordinary
leaders will be recognized on October 16, 2013 in Regina at the Public
Policy Forum's fourth annual Western Dinner. This year's honorees are:
The Hon. Gordon Barnhart, former Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan
Bonnie DuPont, Chair, University of Calgary Board of Governors
George Lafond, Treaty Commissioner for Saskatchewan
Harold MacKay, Senior Partner, MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP
"These four remarkable individuals have made lasting contributions to
public life in Western Canada," said Forum President and CEO David
Mitchell. "We are delighted to pay tribute to their work, their
leadership, and the generosity they have shown to their communities and
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is scheduled to attend and deliver
"The Public Policy Forum is pleased to hold our Western Dinner in
Saskatchewan, birthplace of Medicare and Canada's earliest bill of
rights," added Forum Board Chair Larry Murray. "With a young population
and a dynamic, innovative economy, Saskatchewan is leading the way in
many areas. Our four honorees exemplify that progressive, pioneering
Each of the honourees will receive the Peter Lougheed Award for
Leadership in Public Policy, named for the late Premier of Alberta.
Since 1987, the Forum has recognized leaders 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 2013 Western Dinner, visit www.ppforum.ca.
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.
SOURCE: PUBLIC POLICY FORUM
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