Rod Love

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Rod Love
Born(1953-08-05)August 5, 1953
DiedOctober 26, 2014(2014-10-26) (aged 61)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Alma materUniversity of Alberta
University of Calgary
Occupationpolitical strategist
Known forFormer chief of staff for Ralph Klein

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.

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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 was 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]


  1. ^ "LOVE, Roderick Michael - McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes & Cremation Services | Calgary Alberta". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2014-10-29.
  2. ^ "Watchdog stands up for consumers". Calgary Herald, January 30, 2012.
  3. ^ Franklin, Michael (October 27, 2014). "Political strategist Rod Love dies". CTV Calgary. Calgary, AB: CTV News. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  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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