Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Key Events in the Political Career of Former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Key Events in the Political Career of Former Alberta Premier Jim Prentice

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Key dates in Jim Prentice's political career

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Jim Prentice, the former federal cabinet minister and former Alberta premier, died Thursday in a plane crash outside Kelowna, B.C. Here are some key events in his political career.

July 20, 1956: Born in South Porcupine, Ont.

March 30, 2002: Steps aside as the federal Progressive Conservative candidate in Calgary Southwest so that then-Canadian Alliance leader Stephen Harper can run unopposed to represent the centre-right.

May 31, 2003: Places fourth in bid to lead the federal Progressive Conservative party.

June 28, 2004: Wins election in the federal riding of Calgary Centre-North for the newly merged Conservative Party.

Nov. 4, 2010: Announces he is resigning as environment minister, effective immediately, and that he would be resigning as member of Parliament for Calgary Centre-North by the end of the year to take a job as vice-chairman of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. …

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