Edmonton (October 14, 2016): The World Sikh Organization of Canada expresses sincere condolences on the passing of former Alberta premier, Jim Prentice.
WSO Vice President for Alberta Tejinder Singh Sidhu said today, "Jim Prentice was a devoted public servant and was dedicated to the service of Alberta and all of Canada. Alberta's Sikhs will fondly remember the instrumental role he played in helping establish the Dashmesh Culture Centre gurdwara here in Calgary. Jim took time away from his personal life to ensure that the growing Sikh community had a place to gather and worship and provided his services without any cost. He will be sorely missed. Our prayers are with the Prentice family at this difficult time and with the families of the others that lost their lives in last night's crash."
WSO Board Member from Edmonton Harman Kandola, said, "I had the privilege of working closely with Jim Prentice. Throughout his political career and even before politics, Jim was a good friend of the Sikh community who was willing to stand beside us even when the community was not yet well known or understood. He always gave Sikhs a seat at the table."
The World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) is a national non-profit organization with a mandate to promote and protect the interests of Canadian Sikhs as well as to promote and advocate for the protection of human rights of all individuals, irrespective of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, and social and economic status.