Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada welcoming the new Premier-Designate of Alberta

Ottawa, Ontario – Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement after Jim Prentice was confirmed as the Premier-Designate of Alberta:

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Premier-Designate Jim Prentice on his selection as Leader of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta.

“I look forward to working with Mr. Prentice on issues of importance for Albertans and all Canadians, including the economy, responsible resource development and job creation.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing Premier, Dave Hancock, for his public service and valuable contribution to Alberta and Canada.”