Would you hire Jim Prentice? Now-former Alberta premier likely to … – Financial Post

Would you hire Jim Prentice? Now-former Alberta premier likely to … – Financial Post

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 2015337 Views

May 6, 2015

Would you hire Jim Prentice? Now-former Alberta premier likely to ‘land on his feet’ despite stunning election failure

Don’t feel too sorry for Jim Prentice.

Last time the now-former Alberta premier left politics, it was on a high note. In 2010, Prentice resigned as federal environment minister to take a job as vice-chairman at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, with a salary widely reported as being in the seven-figure range.

One year ago, he went back through the revolving door, giving up that salary along with lucrative corporate board positions at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and BCE Inc. for a premier’s comparatively measly annual compensation of about $211,000.

Sure, he presided over the spectacular collapse of the 44-year Alberta Progressive Conservative Party dynasty in Tuesday’s election.

Read More: http://business.financialpost.com/executive/would-you-hire-jim-prentice-now-former-alberta-premier-likely-to-land-on-his-feet-despite-stunning-election-failure

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