The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement after learning of the death of former Alberta Premier Don Getty:
“I learned with sadness today of the passing of former Alberta Premier Don Getty. On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and to the people of the province.
“Mr. Getty was a gifted politician, athlete, and businessman. He guided Alberta through challenging economic times, was a strong proponent of Senate reform, and worked in close collaboration with Indigenous peoples across the province.
“Over his long career of public service, Mr. Getty received many honours, including being made an Officer of the Order of Canada and a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence.
“Mr. Getty was a tireless champion of strengthening Alberta’s presence in Canada. His immense contributions to both the province and the country will be honoured and remembered.”