Jim Flaherty was welcomed into the exclusive club of Group of Seven finance ministers eight years ago at Moscow’s landmark Hotel National with an inside joke.
Stored somewhere in Jim Flaherty’s garage at his home near Toronto is a waffle costume his campaign used as a prop during its losing bid for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives in 2002.
Jim Flaherty, one of the longest- serving finance ministers in Canadian history, died today less than a month after resigning from his post. He was 64.
"I'm not a philosopher."
- Jim Flaherty on Apr 10, 2014