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RIP Peter Lougheed

I remember Peter Lougheed mainly as a young boy interested in politics sparring with Pierre Trudeau over the Constitution and to a lesser extent the National Energy Program. I now see him as what a traditional “Progressive’ Conservative would look like – taking the oil revenues he raised and putting a large chuck of that into social programs, infrastructure and so on. He also recently in the past year or two decried the rapid tar-sand expansion that was taking place at all costs, without thinking through the consequences. There aren’t enough of his kind in today’s Conservative Party, that is for certain.

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