WINNIPEG - Manitoba has lost a long-time politician.
MP and former cabinet minister Jim Carr has passed away at 71.
The Winnipeg South Centre representative has been battling cancer and kidney failure for the past few years.
In a statement, Carr’s family said he was pleased to see his "Building a Green Prairie Economy" bill pass in the Commons just last week.
A public memorial for will be held on Saturday at the Centennial Concert Hall.