Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the following statement on the tragic and sudden passing of former Premier Jim Prentice:
“I am deeply saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Premier Jim Prentice.
“This accident leaves a hole in our hearts and throughout the public landscape of our country.
“Jim dedicated much of his life to public service on behalf of the people of Calgary, Alberta and Canada.
“For his colleagues who served with him in Ottawa and Alberta, we will remember him as a man of great compassion, who held firm in his belief in the dignity of all people and a leader who worked relentlessly towards his goal of making this province and this country a better place.
“On behalf of the Wildrose Official Opposition, I offer my prayers and deepest condolences to Jim’s wife Karen, to his children and grandchildren, and to the families who lost loved ones today. With all Albertans, we share in your grief.”