Jim Flaherty Bullous Pemphigoid

What I Know About Flaherty's Struggle With Disease

Jennifer Dawson Oakes | Posted 06.11.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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. ...


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 07.29.2014 | 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...