OTTAWA—Jim Carr, one of the Liberal government’s top Western political lieutenants who served in a series of cabinet posts for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has died after battling blood cancer for the past three years. He was 71. A statement from Carr’s family said he died peacefully at his home on Monday, after “battling multiple myeloma and kidney failure since 2019.” … “As a dedicated elected official, business and community leader in Manitoba for over 30 years, Jim was loved and respected by so many and we know he will be profoundly missed,” Carr’s family said. …Just last week, Carr had received an ovation in the House of Commons after his private member’s bill — a proposed law to help build a “green economy” for the Prairies — passed third reading. …A former journalist and provincial legislator in Manitoba, Carr was first elected federally in 2015, in the riding of Winnipeg South Centre. For the next three years, he served as the Liberal government’s natural resources minister, then took over the international trade portfolio until 2019.