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Jim Flaherty Facts

Former Canadaian Federal Minister of Finance

  • James Michael "Jim" Flaherty, PC, was Canada's federal Minister of Finance (2006 - 2014).
  • He is a former provincial Minister of Finance for Ontario (2001 - 2002).
  • He is a member of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party.
  • He grew up in a Catholic family in Montreal, and was of part Irish descent.
  • He practised law for 20 years before formally entering politics in 1995.
  • In 2009, Flaherty received an award from EUROMoney Magazine, naming him Finance Minister of the Year.
  • He presented nine budgets to the Canadian Parliament as Minister of Finance.
  • In January 2013, he announced he had bullous pemphigoid.
  • He died on April 10, 2014 at his home in Ottawa after suffering a heart.

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