Jim Flaherty Bullous Pemphigoid

What I Know About Flaherty's Struggle With Disease

Jennifer Dawson Oakes | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Jennifer Dawson Oakes

Thursday afternoon, along with the rest of Canada, I learned that recently retired Finance Minister Jim Flaherty died suddenly, of an apparent heart attack. While Flaherty and I did not share many things in common, we did share this one challenge: I live with lupus, which is also an autoimmune disease. I have had to take prednisone in the past as part of my own treatment. I know the havoc it can wreak on one's system. That Flaherty had been able to carry on in such a busy, high-level and demanding job, while living with active bullous pemphigoid is, quite frankly, amazing.

Painful Skin Condition Made Flaherty's Health A Public Matter

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty didn't like talking about his health, saying he considered it a private matter.However, after f...

'Will Canada Get A Female Finance Minister?' Twitter Wonders

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Politics

Jim Flaherty's colleagues were quick to post tributes to the Tory MP after he announced his resignation as finance minister on Tuesday afternoon. ...

FLAHERTY RESIGNS

The Huffington Post Canada/CP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Politics

Jim Flaherty, one of Canada's longest-serving finance ministers, has announced his resignation from cabinet. Flaherty, first elected in 2006 after ...

What Is Bullous Pemphigoid? Jim Flaherty's Skin Condition Explained

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Living

UPDATE: On April 10, 2014, Jim Flaherty passed away. The reported cause of death was a heart attack. According to research from the American Heart Ass...

Flaherty Reveals He's Suffering From Rare Disease

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Cabinet colleagues and opposition MPs alike offered Jim Flaherty earnest get-well wishes Thursday after the finance minister disclosed having...