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Includes events offered by others where noted. Details will be updated as events approach.

Please note that these events are subject to change.

Past events, including summaries of speakers' presentations, are recorded in Archives newsletters.

May 2, 2018


Lunch with speaker Kevin Taft, Author and Politician
on Oil’s Deep State – Checking the Pulse of Alberta’s Birthright
at the Calgary Petroleum Club

"The dwindling return on oil-related royalties is a topic in Oil’s Deep State," a review of Taft’s 2017 book in Quill & Quire noted. "Taft documents how the petroleum industry successfully lobbied to shrink the public’s share of the wealth, while demonstrating how former Premier Peter Lougheed’s conscientious stewardship was overturned during the regime of Ralph Klein and his energy minister, Patricia Black (later Nelson), who worked for the oil industry before and after her time in government."  We are all captive to the point of view that closest reflects our life experience, so this wakeup call by retired politician Kevin Taft will be thought-provoking. Come prepared to listen and think and question - Kevin's conclusions and your own.

Kevin Taft holds a Ph.D. in Business and is the author of four best-selling books and many research studies and articles on political and economic issues in Alberta. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta with the Alberta Liberal Party from 2001 to 2012, and Leader of the Opposition from 2004 to 2008. He has extensive public policy experience in the Alberta government, private sector and non-profit sector, particularly in health, energy, and economic policy. He lives in Edmonton.

May 2, 2018


Calgary Petroleum Club
Cardium Room
319 - 5 Ave SW

Please reply if you wish to attend
no later than noon, Monday, April 30, if not sooner
to: Micky Gulless 403-283-9268

$35 PHS Member or Student Member
$40 Guest (most welcome)
Cash or cheque only at the door

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Those who RSVP but do not come, or cancel after the deadline, will be invoiced.
Those who do not RSVP by the deadline may not get lunch or a seat.
June 13, 2018

Lunch with speaker
at the Calgary Petroleum Club
July - August Summer hiatus

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