Alberta Liberal Leader David Swann made this statement on the tragic passing of former Alberta Premier and Calgary MP, Jim Prentice:
“I am deeply saddened at the sudden passing of former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice.
“The Prentice family lives a stone’s throw from my own home in Calgary. During Jim’s time as an MP our constituencies overlapped and we worked together on issues of mutual importance. Our meetings were always cordial and constructive. Jim was honest, fair and dedicated to what was best for the people he represented.
“I saw the same dedication during his time as Premier, though we often disagreed on policy.
“There are no words to soften such a terrible tragedy. My thoughts and prayers remain with his wife, children and loved ones.”