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| January 25, 2015
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| April 28, 2014

Tackling Flaherty's legacy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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The unexpected, shocking death of Jim Flaherty, the Conservative Party's only Finance Minister until his retirement less than a month ago, has resulted in hundreds of warm tributes for his commitment to public life and praise from those in business and conservative circles who approved of his financial and economic policies.

Flaherty, who was only 64, died of a heart attack on April 10. He was devoted to his family and was one of the most popular Members of Parliament. Friends indicated that Flaherty was headed for a high-paying job on Bay Street, so he could make a better income after he had sacrificed by taking a lower paying government job.

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| April 14, 2014
Jim Flaherty
| April 14, 2014

Remembering the political legacy of Jim Flaherty

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Karl Nerenberg has been reporting on Parliament hill for over 30 years. This is his take on Jim Flaherty's political legacy.

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| April 10, 2014

Remembering the political legacy of Jim Flaherty

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Jim Flaherty, Canada's former Finance Minister has died at 64. Karl Nerenberg looks back at Jim Flaherty's political legacy.

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Jim Flaherty has died at 64

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Jim Flaherty, Canada's former finance minister has died at 64. He resigned from Cabinet less than a month ago.

The minister was found with no vital signs, and CBC reported that a family member said he died of heart failure. The House of Commons has been suspended. 

"I'm stunned and saddened by this news. A very decent, honourable man," tweeted NDP MP Nathan Cullen.

Read Karl Nerenberg's take on Jim Flaherty's political legacy.

Read more here.

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