| Jim Prentice |
|Born||July 20, 1956|
South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada
|Died||October 13, 2016 (Age 60)|
Lake Country, British Columbia, Canada
Cause of death
|Alma mater||University of Alberta, Dalhousie University|
|Member of||Trilateral Commission|
|Party||Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta|
Former Premier of Alberta who died in plane crash
Peter Eric James Prentice was a Canadian politician and 16th premier of Alberta from 2014 to 2015.
He was a member of the Trilateral Commission.
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.
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 
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.
In 1984, NDP leader and then leader of the opposition Grant Notley, father of Rachel Notley, died on Wapiti Aviation Flight 402.
- ↑ http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/jim-prentice-officially-sworn-in-as-alberta-s-premier-1.2007122
- ↑ https://www.trilateral.org/regions/north-american-group/
- ↑ https://rabble.ca/environment/rockefeller-files-jim-prentice-and-oil-industry/
- ↑ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/jim-prentice-resignation-as-mla-too-fast-strategist-says-1.3063084
- ↑ a b https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/tsb-report-jim-prentice-plane-crash-release-1.4635541
- ↑ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-wapiti-crash-elaine-noskiye-grant-notley-1984-1.4354252
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