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Doherty shocked over sudden death of fellow Alberta MP

The 2016-17 federal budget has been overshadowed by a sudden death in parliament.

HillyerJim_CPC41-year old Alberta Conservative MP Jim Hillyer was found dead in his office early Wednesday morning.

Prince George- Cariboo M-P Todd Doherty says it’s been a rough day for Ottawa.

“Today is a sad day. I had the opportunity to sit with Jim yesterday and there are heavy hearts throughout the whole house as our prayers go out to his wife and kids.”

Police were called to the Valour Building around 5 a.m. for a medical emergency and found him inside his office.

Wednesday’s Question period has been cancelled

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