"I have faith in a better future, because I have faith that most human beings want to do the right thing." - Lois Hole In early 2005, Alberta lost one of its greatest treasures--a woman who not only voiced her thoughts, but also acted upon them. Lois Hole was a compassionate being who remained, even as Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, modest and approachable to those inspired by her. This collection of speeches, edited by Mark Lisac, will appeal to everyday Albertans whose lives Lois Hole touched, and particularly to those interested in how this remarkable woman reacted to and affected Alberta's history and political life.
Lois Hole, born in Buchanan, Saskatchewan, was a best-selling author, politician, entrepreneur, and an avid gardener. She was Chancellor of the University of Alberta from 1998 to 2000 and Lieutenant Governor of Alberta from February 10, 2000 until her death in 2005. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Mark Lisac began his journalism career in Saskatchewan. In 1978, he moved to Edmonton, where he has since focused his writing on Alberta politics.