May 16, 2014 6:04 pm

Who is Jim Prentice?

Watch above: Shaye Ganam speaks with Jim Prentice on the Sept. 3, 2014 edition of the Global Edmonton Morning News. 

EDMONTON – Former federal cabinet minister Jim Prentice handed in his nomination papers Friday, declaring he’s running for the leadership of Alberta’s Progressive Conservatives.

READ MORE: Jim Prentice an official candidate in PC leadership race

Here’s a look at his background:

  • First elected to Parliament as the Conservative MP for Calgary-North-Centre in 2004.
  • Served as Industry Minister, Environment Minister and the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development before resigning his seat in 2010.
  • Was described by Prime Minister Stephen Harper as the “Chief Operating Officer of the Government of Canada.”
  • Ran for the Federal PC leadership in 2003, finished second to Peter MacKay.
  • Currently serves as the Senior Executive Vice-President and Vice-Chairman of CIBC.
  • Prentice is also representing Enbridge in conversations with First Nations leaders in BC and Alberta about the Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal, which would carry Alberta bitumen to the west coast.
  • Senior Executive Vice-President and Vice-Chairman of CIBC
  • Jim Prentice on Facebook
  • Jim Prentice on Twitter

Here’s a look at the chatter on Twitter surrounding the PC Leadership race:

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