Jim Prentice

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Person.png Jim Prentice  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(lawyer, politician)
BornJuly 20, 1956
South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada
DiedOctober 13, 2016 (Age 60)
Lake Country, British Columbia, Canada
Cause of death
airplane crash
Alma materUniversity of Alberta, Dalhousie University
Member ofTrilateral Commission
PartyProgressive Conservative Party of Alberta
Former Premier of Alberta who died in plane crash

Employment.png Premier of Alberta

In office
September 15, 2014 - May 24, 2015
Died in plane crash a year later

Employment.png Canada/Minister/Environment

In office
October 30, 2008 - November 4, 2010
Also Minister of Western Economic Diversification

Employment.png Canada/Minister/Industry link=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minister_of_Innovation, _Science_and_Industry

In office
August 14, 2007 - October 30, 2080

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre-North

In office
June 28, 2004 - November 14, 2010

Peter Eric James Prentice was a Canadian politician and 16th premier of Alberta from 2014 to 2015.[1]

He was a member of the Trilateral Commission.[2][3]


In 2015, Prentice lost re-election as Premier to Alberta New Democratic Party leader Rachel Notley. The Progressive Conservatives had won every provincial election since the 1971 election, making them the longest-serving provincial government in Canadian history—being in office for 44 years.[4]


Prentice died in a plane crash on Oct. 13, 2016 that also took the lives of his friends Dr. Ken Gellatly, businessman Sheldon Reid, and pilot Jim Kruk. The Cessna Citation jet disappeared from radar shortly after takeoff from Kelowna, B.C., on its way to the Springbank airport west of Calgary [5]

The lack of cockpit voice recorder or a flight data recorder prevented the Transportation Safety Board of Canada from definitively concluding what caused the plane crash, "but the pilot was probably disoriented due to a heavy workload at the controls", investigators said. The investigation revealed that the plane's climb rate changed rapidly several times within 30 seconds just before it went down.[5]

In 1984, NDP leader and then leader of the opposition Grant Notley, father of Rachel Notley, died on Wapiti Aviation Flight 402.[6]


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