The Centre for All Canadians

2007 Symons Medallists:

The Honourable John Crosbie 

The Honourable Peter Lougheed


Newfoundland & Labrador’s political heavy hitter the Honourable John Crosbie responded to Alberta’s political icon the Honourable Peter Lougheed at the 2007 Symons Lecture on the State of Canadian Confederation. The two engaged in a lively and interactive discussion that varied from the format of previous events in the lecture series.

Speaking from his home in Calgary, Lougheed recorded an abbreviated version of his presentation on video to initiate the discussion. Crosbie then took up the challenge from Lougheed and presented his response on the state of the nation.

Sitting Premier Robert Ghiz introduced the discourse and set the stage. “The objective of the Symons Lecture is to encourage Canadians to think and talk about their country, and here we have two eminent Canadian political legends doing just that,” offered H. Wayne Hambly, Chair of the Fathers of Confederation Building Trust. “Crosbie is always ready for discussion and debate, and along with the opening comments of Premier Ghiz, we anticipate a dynamic afternoon from these three distinguished speakers.”


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