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Jim Flaherty

James Michael Jim Flaherty, PC, MP (born December 30, 1949) is Canada's Minister of Finance and he has also served as Ontario's Minister of Finance.

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when the *** went to Jim Flaherty's funeral he did selfies ..that was so insulting
Didn't know Laurie Beachell worked w Jim Flaherty on the RDSP plan...Wow! You amaze me!
Jim Flaherty had always been the smartest man in room, he could only keep the other's stupid down to a dull roar.
at EconClub luncheon: "After 2011 elxn I was last MP in 905. Jim Flaherty referred to me as endangered species."
Jim Johnson left the Braves game today with two runners on and Eric O'Flaherty let them both score
Jim Johnson issues a poorly timed walk to put two men on with Bryce Harper up next. 2 outs in the 8th. O'Flaherty will now pitch.
Aramis Wells earns first ballot endorsement in District 20B 44 to 14 over Jim Flaherty
District 20B contest is later between Jim Flaherty and Aramis Wells...Lots of Wells t-shirts around here
Memories of 2 years ago. His Honour Jim Flaherty. His memory lives on
Where would Alberta be today if Jim Flaherty had accepted a move out of finance & been replaced by Jim Prentice? Hmm.
In honour of St. Patrick's Day, here's a clip of Jim Flaherty & me in Dublin learning how to pour perfect pints. https:/…
2 yrs ago today former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty passed away he introduced the RDSP for disabilities a great tool for disabilities
Jim Flaherty passed away 2 years ago today. A huge loss. One of his great legacies: the wonderful example he provides of servant leadership.
Today in in 2014, former Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty died of a heart attack in Ottawa, Ontario.
Jim Flaherty died two years ago today. RIP. His death has a lot of MPs thinking differently about life and how to handle political careers
I remember being in the Ontario Legislature and the Liberals yelling over a...
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Aledmys Diaz leads off the 8th with a pinch hit homer to left off Eric O'Flaherty. trail 5-4, top 8 as Jim Johnson enters
Please do your homework re Big Energy - Jim Flaherty - Omnibus Budgets - Stephen Harper vs Species & Habitat - thanks
Jim Flaherty on Ford Visibly shaken Flaherty is thanking his lucky stars its not him.
Much more advanced than when I was in communication with Jim Flaherty my 20th cousin re position federal gov. Housing
Why Healthcare dominates in Canada. Jim Flaherty explains that Ministry of Finance in Ontario is Ministry of Health.
if Jim Flaherty can bail out GM, why deny the inevitable?
I was perhaps a bit spoiled by the standard set by Jim Flaherty and his team.
I still love this video of Jim Flaherty's face as Stephen Harper lies to parliment
I did advise Jim Flaherty that his economic direction was wrong, at first he disagreed
thank goodness for Harper and Jim Flaherty when we needed them the most! Pull us through
Jim Flaherty, we miss your steady hand on the wheel.
Well Jim Flaherty created those stupid 40 year mortgages in the first place..
Speaking my mind obviously help like Jim Flaherty If they think he roared loud they haven't seen anything yet.
Jim "Two Books" Flaherty gave homeopathic "Doctors" tax breaks. Plenty of stupid to go around.
Cda headed for huge eco recession and we have govts in Cda, AB and Ont who are helping the decline. We need a Jim Flaherty
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We miss Jim Flaherty.He warned us and tried to protect us
has worst debt to income ratio.JT in Switzerland while we struggle.The late Jim Flaherty warned and protected us.JT not so much.
Jim Flaherty warned us. Justin doesn't care.
We've been talking about this since Jim Flaherty was FinMin & no improvement
Funny thing is Del Mastro warned in 2014!
Raitt said the party’s “fundamentals that go back to Stephen Harper and Jim Flaherty are still strong, which is that…
but Paul Martin had great advisors whereas Jim Flaherty used " old school" experts that were wrong ,AGAIN!
the great Canadian housing bubble created by Jim Flaherty?
Congratulations to Msgr. Jim Flaherty on his 35th anniversary of Ordination!
Director of policy to the late, great Jim Flaherty on Canadian Housing ->
William Watson on Mike Duffy, Blatchford, Jim Flaherty and The Yellow Pages rule for polilcy-making. via
Did you know harper & flaherty started the dollars slide, that didn't impress DDM! LOL
Congrats to Clair Flaherty on graduating with her BFA in Photography!
You must be talking about Jim Flaherty
Jim Flaherty is not around to defend or dispute Duffy's statement. Duffy is despicable for making that statement.
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Jim Flaherty resigns post as Finance Minister; will return to private sector - National Post
It's too bad Jim Flaherty isn't around to testify against Harper at the Duffy trial
Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tried to warn us about dangers of big homes and even bigger mortgages but people ignored him
New Albany Mayor Jeff Gahan, along with David Flaherty of Flaherty & Collins and Jim Schellinger, President of...
.Trudeau's council included private sector members who served on the economic advisory council of Jim Flaherty ..
exactly what former Finance Minister the late Jim Flaherty said a few years ago.
Hey we do have Jim Flaherty on the record for the
Duffy says when he told Jim Flaherty PMO was going to make him pay back $, Flaherty said "these people are f-ing unbel…
Duffy has a habit of quoting dead people (Doug Finley and now Jim Flaherty).
Duffy lashes out at Harper PMO: "politics at its most despicable." Quotes Jim Flaherty; "these people are effing unbelievable."
Jim Flaherty was an honourable man with integrity. A Progressive Conservative. RIP.
Former Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty reacts to Harper about Duffy's bribe via
Former Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty reacts to Harper when he lies about Nigel Wright and Mike
Harper has the ghosts of Jim Flaherty's, Jack Layton, & Pierre Trudeau on this LAST CAMPAIGN! They are leaking info
I love this Video, I could watch Jim Flaherty's reaction to HARPER LIES all day long! Thank you Jim RIP
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But where's Joe? The late Jim Flaherty's absence has never been so stronglt felt.
Pierre Trudeau, Jack Layton and Jim Flaherty haunt us still.
LRT: It's become clear how much the late Jim Flaherty added value to campaigns and as Finance Minister. Absent Joe is no Jim.
Didn't Jim Flaherty lower mortgage loans b/c Canadians had too much debt and fear of housing bubble?
Jim Flaherty's lecture last night was very humorous and informative. He owns Gazebo in So CA
if Jim Flaherty was for cooperation why r u and Oliver giving opponents more cannon ammo by refusing to coop on ORPP
truly believe to this day that Jim Flaherty died from Harper induced stress. I think he was the moral compass of the CPC too
Worst economic record in Post War History. What a mess he has made. Jim Flaherty was right in Harris' book Party Of One
Dead woman's obituary says "Get rid of Harper." Rumour has it Jim Flaherty's obituary wants the same thing?.
I will get criticized for this, but I think Flora MacDonald was more deserving of a State Funeral than Jim Flaherty or Jack Layton
Jim Flaherty would testify. Ralph Goodale would testify; Who knows who NDP Finance Minister could be.
good match up against someone who took selfies outside of Jim Flaherty's funeral.
We all miss Jim Flaherty who would have appeared. Just curious - who is Joe's understudy for next Minister of Finance?
Did Jim Palmer just call Ryan Flaherty a "sound fundamental baseball player"? What the *** is he drinking all these years
Jim Hunter praises Ryan Flaherty for preventing a double.how about making the out?
Hey they tried to spin every CPC MP retirement and even Jim Flaherty's death as a blow against Harper's re-election.
and the will cancel the income splitting credit... The one Jim Flaherty thought favored the wealthy.
If we released Jim Johnson from his gajillion dollar contract, how come we haven't sent O'flaherty down? I'd honestly rather have Cook!
Replace "Jim Flaherty" w/ "Joe Oliver" and this still works: "Jim Flaherty has to stop talking about monetary policy"
He even makes Jim Flaherty look good.
James Knight I-Phone photo at Sunset Bay, Stuart Florida during dinner with Jim and Sheila Flaherty. Thank you...
Jim Flaherty would have never approved Oliver's budget or policies. His critique has proven correct.
. ummm. Doug Ford Sr. (Rob's father) was a part of that 407 sale with Jim Flaherty and others.
.says working with the late Jim Flaherty on finance committee was the highlight of his time as an MP
And don't forget Jim Flaherty saying income splitting was wrong for most Cdns, John Baird's I was too partisan speech
Denizens of the Ottawa bubble rejoice! There's a opening up downtown in the Jim Flaherty building.
Joe Oliver trying to compete with Jim Flaherty's legacy is like Droopy Dog shilling Lucky Charms cereal:
Never met Elliott but am sure she is solid. I adored her husband, Jim Flaherty...a great Finance Minister who was a joy to invu.
Lambert often did make-up for former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on budget day.
Lambert says she did make-up for other parliamentarians, including late Finance Minister Jim Flaherty "many times"
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Minister of Finance to annouce Federal Budget Date tomrorow. It will be weird to not see Jim Flaherty buying new shoes for this.
Rob Ford was so moved by Jim Flaherty's support of his family at their greatest hour of need that he's not endorsing Christine Elliott (1/2)
Joe Oliver is a huge downgrade as FM. missing Jim Flaherty more every day
: The country is missing Jim Flaherty! Joe has screwed economy. Oil is just sneeze ...Housing will get fever soon.
Irony alert: RCMP assigned to security for Jim Flaherty's CPC funeral was from anti-corruption squad
pick for politician of the year: Jim Flaherty, the former Finance Minister set the groundwork for a tax breaks and surplus
We attached some generators to Jack Layton's and Jim Flaherty's graves and solved the global energy crisis
COSTS OF INCOME SPLITTING ALREADY ADDING UP Stephen Harper's former Finance Minister, the late Jim Flaherty, laid out a devastating critique of Mr. Harper's ill-conceived Income Splitting scheme. He panned it as too expensive and unfair. The unfairness comes from the undisputed fact that Income Splitting benefits only a small fraction of Canadians - fewer than 15%. More than 85% of households gain nothing at all. It's a telling point that Conservatives no longer talk directly and specifically about "Income Splitting". It's been their sole defining policy since Mr. Harper first committed to it during the 2011 election. But now, those two words rarely cross their lips. Knowing that Mr. Flaherty's criticisms were right, Conservatives now drown Income Splitting in an alphabet-soup of other policy pronouncements. The camouflage strongly suggests they're embarrassed to defend it on its own. The scheme will cost at least $2.4-billion in its first year - that is, this year. Since the Conservatives remain in ...
5 things to know for Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1. Conservatives put Tory in victory: The Conservatives have cruised to victory in Monday’s byelection in the Alberta riding of Yellowhead, and held off strong gains by the Liberals to defend their seat in Whitby-Oshawa, the former riding of the late Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. Today at 4 p.m. ET, Foreign Affairs Minister Joh Baird will make an announcement on ending early and forced marriage of children. CTVNews.ca will stream the announcement live. 3. Drunk birds get help: Bohemian waxwings in the Yukon have been eating fermented berries and then falling out of trees, stumbling around or flying into walls. That’s why the territory’s environment agency and animal health unit are now offering help for boozed-up birds, including a “drunk tank” made from a hamster cage. 5 things homebuyers should consider: The average home price in Canada is up 7 per cent year-over-year, according to a new report. Experts say those considering buying should take s ...
MR. OLIVER SHOULD HAVE FOUGHT FOR SOMETHING BETTER One of the late Jim Flaherty's best features as Finance Minister was his willingness to push-back against Stephen Harper's excessive partisanship. Income Splitting was a case in point. Mr. Harper trotted it out as a hypothetical campaign promise during the 2011 election, to be honoured at some future date after the federal books had been balanced. Whether Mr. Flaherty disliked the idea from the beginning is hard to tell, but in his latter days in the Finance department he didn't mince words. He openly challenged Income Splitting as too costly and distinctly unfair because it would benefit "some parts of the Canadian population a lot and other parts of the Canadian population not at all." Mr. Flaherty pushed back. It is crucial for Finance Ministers to be able to do that. They are among the few who can speak truth to all-too-powerful Prime Ministers. Their authority in Finance can only be used sparingly, but when it's needed it should be exercised. In ...
Nice touch. Gary Rabbior wearing a green tie in memory of Jim Flaherty, who kick-started effort in
Justin Trudeau promises to get rid of Harper's Income-Splitting scam just as Jim Flaherty suggested
Last year the Harper government (with Jim Flaherty as Finance Minister) announced it would withdraw from the UN to Combat Desertification,
Pretty pathetic partisan pissing. Should we kill another Lib to even up the tab? | Flaherty's Funeral Costs Revealed
MT Costs of Flaherty's State Funeral was $400K+; $17K 4 open bar
Jim Flaherty's State Funeral Costs 0ver $400,000. Sometimes, money is no object for Stephen Harper Government.
Jim Flaherty wouldn't want us to pay for his funeral...
Gov't Documents Reveal Cost Of St Jim's funeral and you paid $400,000 for it
Interesting the the CTF, CFIB aren't all over this. I see this as a catastrophic failure oversight.
Flaherty''s funeral cost taxpayers over $400,000 including $17,560 for an open bar & $6,130 on flowers
$17,560 of OUR money paid for booze at Jim Flaherty's funeral. You heard that right …
Harper Government spent $17,560 of taxpayers money for an open bar at Jim Flaherty's Funeral (400K total).
While we've tightened our belts for 4 years, Harper spends +$400K on Jim Flaherty's funeral
So "Uncle Jim" got a $400,000+ funeral on our dime. Harper's idea of austerity?
Public Works given $38,000 for staff overtime and travel for Jim Flaherty's $500K funeral
PM Harper spent just under HALF A MILLION $ of OUR money on State Funeral for Jim Flaherty
Soldier's & Veterans beg for funeral help, Harper gov spends $17,560 on booze at Flaherty funeral?
I thought there was a ban on expensing alcohol The Harper Government™ sure plays fast and loose …
Devastated to hear news of my friend Jim Flaherty passing. My prayers go out to Christine Elliot & family. The Ford family…
it's in honour of Jim Flaherty. Thanks for asking. K
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Another day filled with activity -memorial mass- Hon Jim Flaherty 9AM unveiling commemorative bench in his honour 10AM 1/2
Nah. I still think Jim Flaherty was funnier than him.
Watching Jim Flaherty's body language is interesting. It's like he was really sickened by Harper's lies:
says, a wonderful and blessed gesture!...Friends of Jim Flaherty setting up trust fund for his son
by-election unofficially underway as first candidate nominated: Must be called by October 25
Kellie Leitch told us how Jim Flaherty pushed her to run. "He was my mentor, and my champion. I ran for office because of his persistence."
UPDATE 5-Jim Flaherty dies soon after quitting as Canada's Finance Minister via
Race to fill Jim Flaherty's seat gets underway in Whitby-Oshawa: The race to fill the seat left vacant after t...
Joe Oliver says his relationship with Rob Ford is business only, unlike his predecessor, the late Jim Flaherty.
I asked the Finance Minister what his relationship with Rob Ford is like, given predecessor Jim Flaherty's close ties. "It's business-like."
A better picture of Rob Ford protester John Furr hoping Jim Flaherty committed suicide
Thank you Joe Oliver. Indeed, this is a day that Jim Flaherty would be very happy! via
A good legacy piece for Jim Flaherty: Joe Oliver announces next steps on National Securities Regulator.
VIDEO: Jim Flaherty would be happy with regulator progress: Joe Oliver
Finance Minister Joe Oliver needs to start blaming Jim Flaherty for his role in creating Ontario's debt.
Another standing ovation. This time for the late Jim Flaherty.
Standing ovation for the late Finance Minister Jim Flaherty
Stephen Harper and Jim Flaherty cut Transport Canada safety budget by 45% just months before. Cause = effect.
Update Jim Flaherty walks in and is upset because my mother is watching Frozen without him!
trade could mean Jesse Chavez back to the pen. Given O'Flaherty's return, does that mean Jim Johnson's luck has run out?
And A's just got Eric O'Flaherty back from the DL. Only weak link on pitching staff is Jim Johnson.
Minister Joe Oliver channels Flaherty in telling to solve own budget problems via
A truly sad day for Canadians with the passing of Jim Flaherty. He loved hockey like a true Canadian. My condolences to h…
Honestly, people. also mentioned God "on the day of former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's funeral." … …
Could this be the next premier of Ontario?
Is Jim Flaherty sticking it to Stephen Harper on family income splitting? via
the tax stuff, for ex disability support, legacy of late Jim Flaherty.
wow! Can't believe I got the title wrong! Yup - Black Velvet Band. Freudian slip for my Irish friend Jim Flaherty
"Eric O'Flaherty activated; Jeff Francis designated for assignment"
“reinstate LHP Eric O'Flaherty from the disabled list; designate LHP Jeff Francis for assignment” designate jim Johnson!
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Eric O'Flaherty activated; Jeff Francis designated for assignment
Joe Oliver (channeling Flaherty) to Ontario: Quit whining and solve your budget problems
Ottawa to Ontario: "Get your fiscal act together" The zoo that is Toronto civic politics will not help.
Nice work, Ontario. Keep it up. via
New channels in telling taxpayers quit whining
Joe Oliver channels Jim Flaherty in advising Ontario to quit whining and solve its own budget problems.
"Ontarians voted for a fairy tale in June, and already the tale is unraveling."
Only one known by-election left to call. Harper has until early Oct to call election in Whitby-Oshawa, Jim Flaherty's former riding
List is missing Stephen Harper, Jim Flaherty, Rona Ambrose, Mike Harris, Bev Oda and on and on - ***
I know Paul Martin understood RE bubble risks, and Jim Flaherty clearly did. Zero initiative from BC politicians on Van problems, though.
Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty resigns after eight years in the job, announcing that he is returning to the private sector.
ur vote is ur only choice. U don't decide who CEO's Wal-Mart. But they lobby politicians. Private sector ppl (Jim Flaherty)
Jim Flaherty: Three ways the new Finance Minister might swerve from his script - Financial Post
Jim Flaherty spent over $65,000 of taxpayer money for two trips on private jets. As veteran offices are closed. Awesome.
Credits: QMI AGENCY LORNE GUNTER|QMI AGENCY It was revealed last week that for the past four years, the federal government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has been running a secret, multi-billion-dollar slush fund for have-not provinces. The TTP — or Total Transfer Protection program — was designed to keep have-not provinces “whole” if for whatever reason they qualified for lower equalization payments than the previous year.
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Jim Palmer is on meth. Flaherty has home run power ?
Whether you like the party or not: Jim Flaherty had a tough job as Finance Minister during a worldwide recession
Jim Flaherty was great at giving tax $$$ back to corporations but having little to show for it other than prog cuts. Hudak no diff.
no, the pam/jim storyline is a bit similar but jarger. First 4/5 seasons are easy not bad viewing but ends up pony
.. I blame Harper and Jim Flaherty (they secretly brought in sub prime mortgages) and the banks stupid low interest rates
."I had a mentor. Because of Jim Flaherty I am a politician."
At 5:38 on fmr finance min on the passing of Jim Flaherty.
true story: in uni, a girl conned me into working the Jim Flaherty campaign for leadership.
Jim Flaherty threatened to quit cabinet over Harper’s plan to move him from Finance in 2007, book reveals
.. There is more personnel turnover in the PMO than there is at Walmart. .
.what exact issue did Jim Flaherty "stand up" to Harper...exactly?
.Man, is that Harper ever a poor judge of human character; the list of human tragedy is endless
Harper Wanted Jim Flaherty Out Of Finance: Book. Would not surprise me b/c Flaherty was only 1 to stand up to him
Jim Flaherty did a terrific job destroying surplus, ignoring the recession, taking credit for Cda's banking practices, no thx to him.
On Jim Flaherty, Wilson says he will be remembered as "one of the best Finance Ministers that this country has had."
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Jim Flaherty nearly shuffled out of finance role in 2007: Jim Flaherty was nearly shuffled out of his role as ...
Family, friends, and colleagues of all party stripes filled the pews at Toronto's downtown St. James Cathedral on Wednesday to pay their final respects to Jim Flaherty, the former Finance Minister who resigned from politics less than a month ago to spend more time with his family, only to have his life cut short by a sudden heart attack. Flaherty, 64, died of a massive heart attack in his Ottawa condo last Thursday despite frantic efforts by a cabinet colleague and paramedics to resuscitate him.
Joe Oliver to replace Jim Flaherty as Finance Minister - CBC.ca
.Jim Flaherty bad planner: Can't think of any family in Canada more undeserving of a trust fund
Toronto mayor Rob Ford again in news, a video showing him taking drugs. He will take 30 days leave to seek help. His lawyer mentioned he was so depressed on his good friend Jim Flaherty's uncertain death.
Premier welcomes PC MPP Christine Elliott back to legislature after death of Jim Flaherty.
Jim Prentice a man of integrity. Very believeable. Is experienced. Will help the pipeline talks and PR. Will step up and work hard. He has not even announced and the detractors are out after him already. I will never understand why someone in his camp would leak this early. If it is true it will be to Alberta's benefit. He is cut from the same cloth, in my opinion, as the late Jim Flaherty. He represents Alberta but will work for all of Canada.
Photoset: TORONTO — A State Funeral was held for former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty at St. James...
Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly wants executive committee to direct city staff to find a way to commemorate Jim Flaherty in
I can't help thinking that the Conservative Party should have paid for the "State Funeral" of ex-cabinet minister Jim Flaherty. It was a break with tradition, making him the first ex minister to have such a funeral at the tax payers expense, and putting this rtrather second-ragte minister of finance in the same calss as Jack Layton and Pierre Trudeau. Untill this week, State Funerals in Canada were public events held to commemorate former governors general, prime ministers, members of the Cabinet who died in office, and, at the Cabinet's discretion, other eminent Canadians. I'd be prepared to accept this crass use of the funds and the term if the rest of the cabinet were willing to say that Flaherty was the best of them. That I could beieve.
Justin Trudeau and Rob Ford stop for selfies at Jim Flaherty's funeral:
's eulogy for Jim Flaherty today. Almost Kennedy-esque in timbre, a fond farewell from a dear friend.
PM Harper spoke a great eulogy to Jim Flaherty. Mr Flaherty will be remembered with icons like CD Howe, Tommy Douglas and more
Jarvis, King, Church and Adelaide remain closed right around St James Cathedral for Jim Flaherty's State Funeral:
Where is Rob Ford sitting at the State Funeral for Jim Flaherty?
Precisely my thoughts... To hold this view, one must accept that Flaherty was more deserving of the recognition than every single Canadian who died in the years between McGee and Layton — including our possibly greatest national hero, Terry Fox, who didn’t receive a State Funeral, and Maurice Richard, who received one from Quebec but not Canada. Banting and Best? Nope. Tommy Douglas? Sorry. Louis Riel? Uh, awkward. Everyone who died fighting for Canada in the First and Second World Wars, Korea or Afghanistan? They had military funerals. None of them, to follow this logic, did as much for Canada as Jim Flaherty.
The Legislative Assembly will recess now for the day, so MPPs can attend the funeral service for the Hon. Jim Flaherty
Niagara Falls will be lit green tonight in honour of the late Jim Flaherty
We're going over to King street and Church to observe Jim Flaherty's State Funeral.
Toronto mayor Rob Ford had arrived at Jim Flaherty's visitation. The two were long-time family friends.
Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has died. He was 64.
Jim Flaherty passing away is such a sad loss for Canada, a great Finance Minister that helped us during one of the worst crisis
Reasons why Flaherty was both a great and not-so-great Finance Minister: OTTAWA - History will judge Jim Flaherty...
Former federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has died, CTV confirms. The 64-year-old announced his resignation last mo…
Finance Minister will attend the State Funeral of Jim Flaherty in Toronto this week.
Finance Minister Doug Horner will be attending State Funeral for former federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.
Our local MP, David Tilson, has a book of condolences for former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty at his offices at 229 Broadway, Unit 2. Anyone wishing to write in the book may do so during office hours: 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 5 p.m. The book of condolences will be available through the week and will be presented to his wife, Christine Elliott.
Jim Flaherty to have State Funeral on Wednesday. Kid-friendly news article.
Jim Flaherty's passing has left a void in the Conservative party.Joining The is
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shares his admiration for former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty
Former professional wrestler & larger than life personality, The Ultimate Warrior is dead. Recently retired & internationally respected Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is dead. Both of these men died suddenly & unexpectedly. And closer to home, this past Monday I attended a funeral of a man who had but maybe a month to put the affairs of life in order. Indeed, these are introspective times to ponder what really matters. Author Max Lucado has asked, "When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want? Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car? Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statements? Of course not. What will matter then will be people. If relationships will matter most then, shouldn't they matter most now?" As an unabashed theist I would add that God is love & can be known and what matters to God matters. I did not know the Ultimate Warrior or Jim Flaherty. I can only think & reflect, ob ...
What is the least favourite Beatles song of former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's family? When I'm 64.
Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has passed away, only weeks after resigning his cabinet post
In honour of Hon. Jim Flaherty, former Minister of Finance, our flag is at half-mast. Rest in Peace.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's planned trip to General Dynamics in London tomorrow has been cancelled due to Jim Flaherty's visitation.
The federal government says condolences can be left online for former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.
State Funeral for Jim Flaherty will be Wed 3pm at St. James Cathedral at Church & King in
Jim Flaherty, former Canadian Finance Minister, dies at 64 -...
Reflecting on the passing of former minister of finance Jim Flaherty , while i must say i am by no means a conservative, he was one of this governments best ministers. Also upon reflection of his humanity; he , in my opinion, was a good man. Just watch his honest reaction to the Rob Ford incident. He was a good catholic irish/canadian lad… nuff said. In a more comedic episode today ochocicho is supposrdly trying out for the Als tomorrow
State Funeral to be held for former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty on Wednesday
Jim Flaherty's legacy felt on the world stage, says Mark Carney
WATCH: Former finance Jim Flaherty died today. thanks him for his service
"Peace Tower lit up green to honor late Finance Minister Jim Flaherty /Thi…
From Six leaders on Jim Flaherty's legacy as Finance Minister.
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Radioland: Former Ont premier Bob Rae is talking to CBC Radio's Rex Murphy about Jim Flaherty.
A State Funeral will be held for Jim Flaherty on April 16, in Toronto, in honour of his years of dedicated service to the Cdn…
Former federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty will be honoured in death in a manner many colleagues say reflects his life: as a statesman.
Peace Tower on Centre Block is going to be lit up in green tonight thru to Wednesday in honour of Jim Flaherty
• The death of former federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty made front pages, headlines and broadcasts across the country. But it's likely many Canadians didn't even know who he was. In 2011, the C...
In honour of the Hon. Jim Flaherty, the Peace Tower on will be illuminated in green every evening from Apr…
Peace Tower in Ottawa turned green in memory of Jim Flaherty.
Feds set up online condolence book for late Jim Flaherty: Parliament's Peace Tower will be bathed in green light...
Here's a better night shot of green Peace Tower to honour late Jim Flaherty & his Irish roots
Peace Tower turns green in honour of Jim Flaherty:
Four great things Jim Flaherty did for Canada through prince sumaila. Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty died Thursday afternoon of an apparent heart attack, less than a month after his resignation from cabinet. As media outlets are apt to do, many are talking about his legacy: what did he do for … Continue reading → Canada Politics
Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has died at his Ottawa home. He was 64.
Like so many other Canadians, we were deeply saddened to hear of the untimely death of Jim Flaherty. .
History revisionism 101: Jim Flaherty savior of the universe!
Jim Flaherty, Canada's Finance Minister who has passed away, was a great example of outstanding public service.
My thoughts on Jim Flaherty's first year as Finance Minister via in convo with
As many Canadians I was shocked and sorry that Jim Flaherty died suddenly. I don't think that it was a good thing that Flaherty passed away at the age of 64. If he had retired 8 years earlier before he was elected as a MP, perhaps he would still be enjoying his retirement . Also maybe Canada would not have squandered and wasted a $13 Billion surplus,or created a mess in the housing market with 40 yr mortgages with 100% mortgage insurance to appease the American Insurers AIG,(who had to be bailed out by Canada's CMHC costing $Billions when they went bankrupt). He became a hero after he changed the law to fix the problem he created. (We have such short memories eh! ) Perhaps Canada would not have the Largest Debt that any Previous Government ever created. Just maybe we would not have wasted $1Billion on a weekend for the disastrous G8- G20 meetings. We may still have some Scientist working on behalf of Canadians to ensure our Environment and Food is safe and protected.Massive cuts to Health care ,Empl ...
Best way to honour Jim Flaherty is with national debate on income splitting & fed surplus, writes
It's with sadness that we learned of the passing of former federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. As a Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty brought forward important social programs like the Working Income Tax Benefit and the Registered Disability Savings Plan. His contributions to this country were truly significant. On behalf of all Islanders, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues on his sudden passing.
CN Tower goes green to honour Jim Flaherty by
Thursday April 10, 2014. He was 64. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld OTTAWA - By all accounts, Jim Flaherty appeared to be looking forward to the next phase of his life. The former Finance Minister for two conservative governments — Stephen Harper's in Ottawa and Mike Harris' at Queens Park — had only three weeks ago stunned observers by announcing he was leaving politics for more family time and to pursue a private sector career. There would have been plenty of takers for a lawyer who had gained a solid reputation in financial and economic circles in Canada and around the world for his steady handling of the 2008-09 global recession. But as sudden and unexpected as his resignation was, news of his death of an apparent massive heart attack Thursday afternoon came as even a great shock, despite his well-publicized difficulties with a rare skin condition that had afflicted him for over a year. A statement from his family did not reveal the circumstances of his death, but those who had spoken to the 64-yea ...
N.B. remembers Jim Flaherty with roots in Loggieville New Brunswick. honorary chair of Irish Festival
N.B. remembers Jim Flaherty as a friend: Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe MP Robert Goguen says he is shocked and...
N.B. remembers Jim Flaherty as a friend
NB remembers Jim Flaherty as a friend - CBC.ca -
RIP Jim Flaherty. He was one of the good guys in politics. Read what he did for my cousin Josh.
Partisan politics put aside as MPs mourn sudden death of Jim Flaherty.
All of us in Ajax-Pickering & across Durham Region are devastated by the loss of our friend & neighbour Jim Flaherty
Very classy farewell by Bob Rae on the passing of Jim Flaherty
pays tribute to former Finance Minister, the Hon. Jim Flaherty.
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are flying at half-mast in after the sudden death of former Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty. .
My segment with Global Edmonton's Gord Steinke last night on Jim Flaherty's passing.
Ottawa mourning the death of Jim Flaherty. Watch it live here:
Local, provincial and national reaction to death of Jim Flaherty: “Very sad to hear of the news of the sudden...
WATCH LIVE: House of Commons pays tribute to Jim Flaherty .
The last days of Jim Flaherty, Canada’s 37th minister of finance
"My friendship with Jim spanned more than 25 yrs" tribute today on passing of Jim Flaherty
In the wake of former federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's sudden death Thursday, experts who treat bullous pemphigoid say the condition itself is unlikely to have directly triggered his death.
Should rename RDSP in his honour RTThe disability community "has lost a true champion" in Jim Flaherty:
Bob Rae's eloquent and human tribute to Jim Flaherty and to those who serve in public life.
I hope wherever Jim Flaherty goes now is filled with massive financial expenditures for social programs, huge corporate tax rates, a permanent moratorium on industrial exploitation on all resources, and a freeze on all elected government officials' pay until they submit to indigenous authority. Happy trails, ***
Deeply shocked to hear the sudden death of just-retired Finance Minister of Canada, Mr. Jim Flaherty. he died of heart attack at 64.
As a compassionate person I'm saddened by Jim Flaherty's passing, but I still think he looks like Lou Costello.
Statement from Tony Clement on the passing of Jim Flaherty | Tony Clement
Touching eulogy by Bob Rae. Farewell to Jim Flaherty, a fellow practitioner /via
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Treasury Board President Tony Clement on his friend Jim Flaherty up next on CJOB's Nighthawk.
Jim Flaherty: The right man for the times - Everything Zoomer
How about "Like A Rock" by Jennifer Nettles as a tribute to Jim Flaherty,Loyola grad.
So very sorry to hear of Jim Flaherty's sudden death. What a loss for his family, his friends and Canada! He was, without a doubt, one of the most honourable politicians this country has ever seen. I am saddened that he did not live to enjoy his retirement- he worked so hard for Canada for so many years. One of the things I am grateful for is his skill in designing the Registered Disability Savings Account giving those with disabilities a way to save for retirement with matching funds from the government. Thanks, Jim -- rest in peace.
Wow three people dead in a span of a week...Mickey Rooney, "Warrior" and now Jim Flaherty.who's next? God Forbid!
So sad to hear about the sudden death of Jim Flaherty. And not surprised to hear that NDPers like Charlie Angus and Thomas Mulcair were very upset about it. This guy presented economic policies that were for all Canadians ... he was not afraid to say what he thought and fight for it even when a prime minister known for being an autocrat vigorously disagreed. Jim had courage and many of his policies were agreeable to all parties in the house. I had an opportunity to meet him once, a dozen years ago, while he was standing alone in the main hall of parliament and I was the laggard in a large group of people making their way to hear a speech. He was standing off in the distance mulling over something and I will always wish that I had gone over and just said hello. As a homespun economist I guess even then I was in awe of his image.
Tonight on we remember Jim Flaherty w/ Tony Clement, Mike Harris and Janet Ecker.
Jim Flaherty a ‘terrible shock,’ You will be missed. A true ambassador of Canada and Durham Region. via
Its with deep sadness hearing of the tragic and sudden death of Jim Flaherty. As minister of finance, Mr. Flaherty served his country with dedication and conviction. He was facing mounting health challenges as a man and a politician. We will remember him for his pleasant demeanour and strength of character Flaherty, 64, was Minister of Finance from 2006-2014 and provincial Minister of Finance for Ontario from 2001-2002. From 1995 until 2005, he was the MP for Whitby—Ajax. Flaherty won the riding of Whitby—Oshawa in the 2006 federal election and was re-elected in 2008 and 2011. Flaherty’s wife, Christine Elliott, represents Whitby—Oshawa in the Ontario legislature.
Jim Flaherty and his department saw their way clear to fund the National Trails Coalition, the only multi-use, widely publicly accessible, and broadly useable, funded trail program, in the country. I'm not Conservative, but I know a good program, that provides widespread benefit, when I see one. He did that. He'll be missed by our community - for sure. My condolences to Christine Elliott and her family.
Very saddened by the sudden death of former Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty. My wife Sue and I have admired, and actively supported him dating back to his days in the Cabinet of the Ontario - Mike Harris Government. R.I.P., Mr. Flaherty. May your loved ones find solace in the knowledge that your passing is sincerely regretted and acknowledged around the world.
Such a sad news . Sudden Death of a great politician and former Finance Minister of Canada (Jim Flaherty). May god rest his soul in peace.
Tony Clement and Candice Bergen react to the passing of Jim Flaherty.
Kind of hope the Ultimate Warrior is body slamming Jim Flaherty right now in heaven.
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair reacts to the death of Jim Flaherty:
Rest in peace, Jim Flaherty, and the light of Christ shine on you forever. I know his funeral Mass will hold up the hope of resurrection.
Saddened by the sudden death of Jim Flaherty. A good man with Loggieville, N.B. roots :(
'An Irish lion is gone' writes Tony Clement. Reaction to the passing of Jim Flaherty:
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