Born in Lachine, Que., Jim Flaherty earned a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a law degree from York University's Osgoode Hall Law School before becoming a founding partner in the firm Flaherty Dow Elliott.
A state funeral for Jim Flaherty will be held at St. James Cathedral in downtown Toronto at 3 p.m. local time today. The former finance minister, 64, died of a heart attack April 10 at his condo in Ottawa.
“What a sad time this is in the life of our country,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper told mourners Wednesday as he paid tribute to Jim Flaherty during a state funeral for the former finance minister, who died suddenly last week at age 64.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will be among those at St. James Cathedral on Wednesday, for former finance minister Jim Flaherty's state funeral.
Finance Minister Joe Oliver said the last time he spoke with his predecessor, the late Jim Flaherty, was during a personal conversation in which he thanked Flaherty for his support and for his service to the country.
Former finance minister Jim Flaherty will become the 11th minister in Canadian history to be given a State Funeral. This CTVNews.ca graphic shows the previous 10 ministers bestowed with that honour, from The Honourable J.A. Robb in 1930 to The Honourable Daniel J. MacDonald in 1980.