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MPs React to Passing of Jim Prentice

Friday, October 14, 2016 @ 2:22 PM

Prince George, B.C. – Northern B.C MPs have weighed in on the tragic passing of Jim Prentice, former Conservative MP and premier of Alberta.

Prentice was one of four people killed when the small jet he was in crashed shortly after takeoff last night from Kelowna to the Springbank airport outside of Calgary.  zimmer

Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies Conservative MP Bob Zimmer was quick to react on Twitter remarking: “A sad day for us who knew Jim Prentice and our sincere thoughts and prayers go out for the Prentice family. Rest in peace Jim.”

Cariboo-Prince George Conservative MP Todd Doherty also shared his condolences on Twitter saying: “My thoughts and prayers are with the Prentice family, friends and Jim’s colleagues.”todd-tweet

Skeena-Bulkley Valley NDP MP Nathan Cullen, who was elected the same year as Prentice (2004) also expressed his shock in a statement prepared this afternoon:

“I am proud to have know Jim as both a friend and colleague for many years and am shocked at his tragic passing in a plane crash outside of Kelowna yesterday. The grief and sadness is palpable in Ottawa today as members across parties come together to mourn the loss of a politician and man well respected and admired.”

Prentice served as a federal MP for the riding of Calgary Centre-North from 2004 before resigning his seat in 2010.

He later served a short time as premier of Alberta.



Only he died, What about the other 3 People, ARE THEY WORTH NOTHING, IS Just the ex premier worth remembering ???????????

    Try castanet.net

    Relax, they already have released the names of the other 3 deceased. There are protocols that need to be followed before the names are released to the public, for example how would you feel about learning your loved one has died through the media?

    The victim’s family members need to be contacted and informed before the names are released.

It’s amazing this C500 series is still allowed into the air . The newest ones are over thirty and the crash record is horrific . I don’t think I could be convinced to fly in one .

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