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 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.
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.
The following are comments from Canadian business leaders on the death of Jim Flaherty, former Canadian finance minister, who died today at age 64.
Canada will emphasize tax reductions for families ahead of both lowering its debt burden and boosting spending, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is placing a 73-year-old rookie politician at the center of his 2015 re-election bid.
"I'm not a philosopher."
- Jim Flaherty on Apr 10, 2014