October 14, 2016 - 1:01 PM
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. Prentice had also served as minister for Indian Affairs and Northern Development in the Conservative government.
May 21, 2014: Officially launches his Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership bid.
Sept. 6, 2014: Wins Alberta Progressive Conservative leadership.
Sept. 15, 2014: Sworn in as Alberta premier.
Oct. 27, 2014: Wins seat in the Alberta legislature in Calgary-Foothills.
May 5, 2015: Resigns as leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservatives and gives up his seat in Calgary Foothills.
Oct. 13, 2016: Killed in plane crash in Kelowna, B.C.
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