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

National Post: 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.

“Will he have opportunities? The answer is yes. Will he have opportunities of size? I believe the answer is yes. With that comes appropriate compensation,” said Elan Pratzer, managing partner of Canada at the executive search firm Caldwell Partners. “He’ll land on his feet. I think he’ll be respected and coveted.”

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