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Former Alberta premier named to board of business incubator for tech companies

EDMONTON - A former Alberta premier has landed a new job.Dave Hancock has joined the board of TEC Edmonton, which describes itself as a company that helps inventors, entrepreneurs and investors to succeed in technology ventures.Hancock was premier for less than six months last year.He took the job on an interim basis after Alison Redford resigned, then quit politics when Jim Prentice became premier after winning the Conservative leadership race.The Conservatives were relegated to third-party status in May's provincial election when the NDP under Premier Rachel Notley swept to power with a majority.Hancock says TEC Edmonton is one of Canada’s leading business incubators.“The TEC Edmonton partnership provides a hand up for entrepreneurs and inventors, making our knowledge economy possible," he said Tuesday. "I hope my passion for the innovation sector and my experience will add value to the TEC Edmonton board and its clients.”Hancock, 59, spent 17 years as a member of the Alberta legislature, and served in the cabinets of former premiers Ralph Klein, Ed Stelmach and Redford, under whom he served as deputy premier.(CHED, The Canadian Press)

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