This week’s notable deaths included an Oscar-winning child star who kept working into his 90s; one of Canada’s longest-serving finance ministers who stepped down last month to work in the private sector; and a model and U.K. television personality whose punk rocker father staged concerts to raise money for famine relief. Below are summaries of these and other obituaries from the past week.
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.
Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver said today he will continue to reduce potential risks to taxpayers of a downturn in the housing market after banks cut their lending rates to the lowest in about a year.
Jim Flaherty announced yesterday he would be resigning his post as Canadian finance minister after more than eight years on the job. The following are comments from executives, economists and officials on his tenure as Canada’s third longest-serving finance chief.
Jim Flaherty, one of Canada’s longest-serving finance ministers who helped the country stave off the worst of the global financial crisis, announced his resignation from cabinet to seek work in the private sector.