Rod Love

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Rod Love
Born (1953-08-05)August 5, 1953
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Died October 26, 2014(2014-10-26) (aged 61)
Calgary, Alberta
Residence Calgary, Alberta
Alma mater University of Alberta
University of Calgary
Occupation political strategist
Known for Former chief of staff for Ralph Klein
Spouse(s) Charlene
Children three

Roderick Michael Love (August 5, 1953 – October 26, 2014) was a Canadian political strategist. He served as chief of staff to Ralph Klein during Klein's tenure as Mayor of Calgary and Premier of Alberta.

Political career[edit]

He was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan in 1953.[1] In 1992, he ran in the Calgary-Buffalo by-election as Progressive Conservative, receiving just 15% of the vote. In 1998, he established Rod Love Consulting Inc.

Love attended the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary and is a member of the board of governors of the University of Calgary and the Canada West Foundation.

In 2012, Love was a co-host with Karin Klassen of Type A, a CBC Radio One talk show about the Canadian economy.[2] He died at home surrounded by his family on October 26, 2014 of pancreatic cancer, aged 61.[3][4]


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  2. ^ "Watchdog stands up for consumers". Calgary Herald, January 30, 2012.
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  4. ^ Giovannetti, Justin (November 2, 2014). "Political warrior Rod Love shook up the establishment", The Globe and Mail. Retrieved November 5, 2014.

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