Public Policy Forum Announces Inaugural Western Dinner

Roger Gibbins, Ron Hicks, Martha Piper, and Clay Riddell to be honoured with the Peter Lougheed Award for Public Policy Leadership

OTTAWA, June 29 /CNW Telbec/ - The Public Policy Forum today announced its first ever Western Dinner to be held in Calgary on September 22nd, 2010. This special event will celebrate the tremendous contributions of Western Canadians to public policy leadership.

The dinner will feature the inaugural presentation of the Peter Lougheed Award for Public Policy Leadership. The Hon. Peter Lougheed served as the tenth Premier of Alberta, and is widely acknowledged as one of Canada's most respected leaders.

This prestigious new award will be presented by Peter Lougheed to the following recipients:

    Roger Gibbins, President and CEO of the Canada West Foundation;
    Ron Hicks, former Deputy Minister of the Executive Council, Government of
    Martha Piper, former President of the University of British Columbia;
    Clay Riddell, Founder and Chairman of Paramount Resources.

"We are very pleased to present these awards to individuals who represent the best spirit of Western Canadian leadership and public service", said David Mitchell, President & CEO of the Public Policy Forum. "With this dinner and awards, the Forum is celebrating its roots in Western Canada."

The Public Policy Forum is an independent, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving the quality of governance in Canada. For additional information about the Western Dinner and the honourees, or to purchase tickets, visit

SOURCE Public Policy Forum

For further information: For further information: Kelly Cyr, Public Policy Forum, (613) 238-7858 ext 248,

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