Canada’s political class laid former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty to rest today at a state funeral in Toronto, where he was lauded for his political pragmatism, his work on behalf of the disabled and his humor.
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.
President Barack Obama honored the civil rights legacy of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, saying the late president understood that the “true purpose” of his office was to make a historic stand for equality.
High-frequency trading firm Teza Technologies LLC, whose founder Mikhail “Misha” Malyshev says he made more than $1 billion for Citadel LLC in 2008, is considering whether to also start managing money for outside investors, according to three people with knowledge of the plans.
Dirk Van Dongen has raised money for Republican presidential candidates for three decades and will be a financial force for Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign –- if Jeb Bush doesn’t run.