Western Canadian leaders to receive public policy award

OTTAWA, June 16, 2015  /CNW Telbec/ - Canada's Public Policy Forum will honour five Western Canadians with the Peter Lougheed Award for their outstanding contributions to public policy at its Annual Western Dinner in Winnipeg.

"We're delighted to honour leaders from Manitoba for the first time," says David Mitchell, President and CEO of the Public Policy Forum. "Their accomplishments, leadership and service in the region have had an enormous impact that resonates across Canada and globally."

On October 8, 2015, hundreds of leaders from all sectors will gather at the Museum for Human Rights to pay tribute to these distinguished leaders:

Gail Asper, President and Trustee, The Asper Foundation
Lloyd Axworthy, Past President, University of Winnipeg and former Minister of Foreign Affairs 
Gary Doer, Canadian Ambassador to the United States and former Premier of Manitoba
Paul Moist, National President, Canadian Union of Public Employees 
Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair, Indian Residential School Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The award stewards the name and legacy of the late Premier of Alberta, who represented the best spirit of public service. Honourees are nominated by members of the Forum.

To join this extraordinary celebration of leadership, register on the Forum's website.

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, academic and nonprofit sectors.



For further information: Media: Sara Caverley, Communications Coordinator, Public Policy Forum (613) 238-7858 ext. 228, media@ppforum.ca, ppforum.ca


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