Yellowknife: Premier Ed Stelmach released the following statement today on the death of Harley Hotchkiss.
"I am deeply saddened by the loss of Harley Hotchkiss. He was a great mentor and counsel to me for many years, a man who consistently displayed qualities of integrity, grace and compassion. Harley's handshake was a declaration of trust; he was an honourable man, both wise and true."
"Harley's accomplishments in the oil patch, in hockey and in the community made a tremendous difference in the lives of many people and I consider it a privilege to have known him and to have called him a friend."
"His passing is a loss to all who knew him. On behalf of all my colleagues in the government caucus and my wife Marie, I want to offer my heartfelt condolences to his wife Becky and their family during this very difficult time."