I must say that all Canadians regardless of political stripe, politicians and even the news agencies, both gossip and more mainstream respectful adhered to some kind mourning protocol following the sudden death of finance minister Jim Flaherty and stuck to it for a while after his state funeral. 1,562 more words
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They came not to bury Caesar, but to praise him. Boy, did they ever.
Former federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s passing on Thursday – at 64, reportedly from a heart attack – dominated the front page of the… 724 more words
April 10, 2014, The Globe and Mail: Whitby residents shaken by Flaherty’s sudden death
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By Robert Sibley
“It has been an honour to serve Canada. Thank you for the opportunity.”
As well as anything, the pithy 55-character farewell Tweet Jim Flaherty posted moments before he walked out the door of his office for the last time sums up the man’s political ideals and commitment to public service. 1,467 more words