Today, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean released the following statement on the passing of former Alberta Premier Don Getty.
“Today, Albertans lost a man whose dedication and love for his province shone brightly and will be fondly remembered, whether it was winning two Grey Cups with the Edmonton Eskimos or serving as our 11th premier.
“As Minister for Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs, as well as Minister of Energy during the 1970s, he stood up tall for our province on the national stage and served Alberta as premier with determination during difficult economic challenges.
“He is a figure and a personality that will be sorely missed. On behalf of my colleagues in the Wildrose, we pass on our deepest condolences to his wife Margaret and his four sons.”