“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.
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.
The RCMP says Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former chief of staff, Nigel Wright, is no longer under investigation and won’t face criminal charges for writing a $90,000 cheque to suspended Sen. Mike Duffy.
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.
Montreal's mayor sought to convince Manhattan business leaders Tuesday that his administration is moving past the corruption scandals that brought down his two predecessors and have become the 'elephant in the room' when trying to lure investment to Canada's second largest city.
Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre says while he's ready to "defend every measure" proposed in the controversial Fair Elections Act, he's also open to changes and will review a Senate committee’s recommendations.