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In pictures: The life and times of Peter Lougheed

The long-time Alberta premier played a key role in the economic and political growth of his province, often battling with the federal governments of the time over energy policy and the Constitution.

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Peter Lougheed’s majority victory in August, 1971, brought the 36-year dynasty of the Social Credit Party to an end in Alberta.

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Mr. Lougheed serves at the grand marshall leading off the parade at the 1975 Calgary Stampede, held in the city’s centennial year.

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Mr. Lougheed, left, confers with federal energy minister Donald Macdonald and prime minister Pierre Trudeau on April 10, 1975, during a first ministers' conference to discuss oil and natural-gas prices. Five years later, Mr. Lougheed would become a passionate adversary of Mr. Trudeau’s over the federal National Energy Program.

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Mr. Lougheed, second from right, joins seven other premiers – the so-called Gang of Eight – who disagree with prime minister Pierre Trudeau’s constitutional package at breakfast in Ottawa on Nov. 3, 1981.

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Mr. Lougheed meets Progressive Conservative supporters in Edmonton on Nov. 4, 1982, after his party swept to another election victory.

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Mr. Lougheed walks the Great Wall of China with his wife, Jeanne, and son Joe on Aug. 31, 1983.

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Mr. Lougheed and Princess Diana clap for the Canadian team as they pass the Royal box during the opening ceremonies of the Universiade in Edmonton, July 1, 1983.

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Mr. Lougheed, having recently finished his final cabinet meeting in October, 1985, holds up the provincial vanity licence plate his cabinet ministers gave him.

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Joe Clark shakes hands with Mr. Lougheed following his speech prior to candidate speeches at the Conservative leadership convention in Toronto on May 30, 2003.

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Once adversaries in the political arena, Mr. Lougheed and former prime minister Jean Chrétien were on the same side in 2004, when Mr. Chrétien, recently retired from politics, came to work at Bennett Jones, the law firm where Mr. Lougheed had worked since 1986.

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Mr. Lougheed was one of the torchbearers for the Vancouver Olympic torch relay, carrying the flame at the Alberta-B.C. border.

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Mr. Lougheed and current Alberta Premier Alison Redford at a tribute dinner for the former politician in Calgary, June 6, 2012.

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In the 2010 Alberta election, Mr. Lougheed pledged his support to future Premier Alison Redford to coax Progressive Conservatives who had switched to the new Wildrose Party.

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