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Merrifield says Prentice can get Alberta back on track

Jim Prentice - PC Leader Candidate(Barrhead) Federal Member of Parliament Rob Merrifield announced (on Friday) that he is endorsing Jim Prentice in his bid for the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta.

Merrifield has represented the federal constituency of Yellowhead for fourteen years, and worked together with Prentice it Ottawa where they both sat in Harper’s Cabinet.

“Speaking as a personal friend of Jim’s I know that he has what it takes to put Alberta back on the right track,” said the Honourable Rob Merrifield, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead. “I served with him in Cabinet and I saw firsthand that his work ethic and dedication could get any job done. Also, Jim was raised in Yellowhead, so I’m certain that he will have the priorities of all Albertans in mind as Premier. Albertans can trust him to do the right thing.”

“I am really excited to have Rob as part of my team,” said Jim Prentice. “He has a very strong commitment to public service, and continues to play a critical role in Parliament where he’s earned an enormous amount of respect working for his constituents. He is doing important work representing Alberta’s interests in Ottawa on many of the files I’ve been talking about over the course of my campaign such as the need for infrastructure, and support for expanding market access for our agricultural and natural resources.”

Prentice’s campaign remains focused on connecting with Albertans in their communities in every corner of the province, talking about his five key priorities and hearing from them about the issues affecting our province.

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