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Former Alberta MP, premier Jim Prentice dies in plane crash

Jim Prentice
Jim Prentice

Several media outlets are reporting Jim Prentice, 60, a former member of Parliament and former premier of Alberta, was killed late Thursday with three others in a plane crash.

The crash occurred near Kelowna, B.C. around 9:40 p.m. Reports say the fight was destined for Calgary.
Reaction from social media was swift as the news made its way across the country.
Alberta colleague Jason Kenney tweeted, “Devastated by the tragic loss of Jim Prentice. Friend, devoted husband & father, fiercely proud Canadian & Albertan. A great man. RIP.”

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Former NDP MP Peggy Nash: “As Industry Minister Jim Prentice stopped the sale of space company MDA to a US arms company.  It was the first modern takeover ever nixed.”
In a statement on her website, Calgary - Centre North MP Michelle Rempel offered condolences to the Prentice family.
“Our country and our province are better off because of Jim’s service. Jim was my predecessor in Calgary – Centre North and I will be forever grateful for the kindness he showed me and the advice he provided to me during my entry into public office, and for his friendship.”
Prentice leaves wife Karen, three daughters and two grandchildren.

The crash occurred near Kelowna, B.C. around 9:40 p.m. Reports say the fight was destined for Calgary.
Reaction from social media was swift as the news made its way across the country.
Alberta colleague Jason Kenney tweeted, “Devastated by the tragic loss of Jim Prentice. Friend, devoted husband & father, fiercely proud Canadian & Albertan. A great man. RIP.”

Related story:

Jim Prentice, former Alberta premier, federal cabinet minister, killed in plane crash

Former NDP MP Peggy Nash: “As Industry Minister Jim Prentice stopped the sale of space company MDA to a US arms company.  It was the first modern takeover ever nixed.”
In a statement on her website, Calgary - Centre North MP Michelle Rempel offered condolences to the Prentice family.
“Our country and our province are better off because of Jim’s service. Jim was my predecessor in Calgary – Centre North and I will be forever grateful for the kindness he showed me and the advice he provided to me during my entry into public office, and for his friendship.”
Prentice leaves wife Karen, three daughters and two grandchildren.

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