Conservative MP dies suddenly in office


Conservative Jim Hillyer

Ottawa, March 25 (CINEWS): Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose led tributes in the House of Commons Wednesday after the sudden passing of Conservative Jim Hillyer.
The Alberta MP was found dead in his Parliament Hill office early this morning.
The 41-year-old, who represented the riding of Medicine Hat–Cardston–Warner, complained Tuesday of feeling ill.
In a statement announcing the news, interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose said she was deeply saddened to learn of Hillyer’s death.
“Jim was a valued and hardworking member of the Conservative team, and a passionate advocate for those he represented,” the statement said.
“More than that, he was a dedicated husband and father, and a man of strong faith and conviction. I pray that his and his family’s faith will help them through this very difficult time.”

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