MPs React to Passing of Jim Prentice
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.
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.”
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.