The following is Alberta Party Opposition Leader Greg Clark’s statement on the passing of former Premier Don Getty.
“It is with deep sadness that we mourn the passing of Premier Don Getty. My thoughts are with his family, friends and loved ones.
Premier Getty lived a life of service, serving Albertans as an MLA, Cabinet Minister, and of course as Premier during very challenging times in our province. He distinguished himself as a leader in all that he accomplished, not only in the political realm but also within business, sports, and human rights where he advocated for the self-governance of the Metis people.
I will remember Don Getty fondly for the creation of Family Day in Alberta, a time for Albertans to spend time together and to enjoy the tremendous recreational opportunities available in our great province, many of which were created under his leadership.
He also made a tremendous contribution to national unity with his support of the Meech Lake and Charlottetown Accords. His belief in a strong and united Canada will perhaps be his greatest legacy.
My deepest condolences to his family, loved ones, and to all those Albertans whose lives this great man changed for the better.”
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