Jim Flaherty Skin Condition

Jim Flaherty's Legacy Will Live On In All the People He Touched

Samuel Getachew | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

As one of the longest serving Finance Ministers, he introduced such initiatives such as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, the Building Canada Plan and cut the GST. He also took a leadership role in G7 and G20 leaders gatherings and showed smarts at the beginning of the financial meltdown of 2008. He was respected at home and abroad whether one agreed with him or not.

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.

A Rarity On The Hill

CBC | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Politics

Jim Flaherty was promising improvements to a federal disability savings plan that helps parents of special needs children when the tears started welli...

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...

Former Finance Minister Had Rare Skin Condition

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Politics

Former finance minister Jim Flaherty was diagnosed with a rare skin condition more than a year before his sudden death from a heart attack on Thursday...

In His Own Words: Flaherty's Best Quotes

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Politics

Blunt. Honest. Grave. Sensitive. Those are just a few words used to describe former finance minister Jim Flaherty, who died at the age of 64 on Thu...

Flaherty's Family Mourns

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Politics

Jim Flaherty's family is mourning the former finance minister's passing after he was declared dead from a suspected heart attack at the age of 64 on T...

Is Flaherty Finished?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.13.2014 | Canada Politics

Could this be the end? That's the question pundits are wondering after Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, whose health issues have already spurred ques...

I'm Not Going Anywhere

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is taking pre-emptive action to squelch any speculation he may be preparing to depart in the next cabinet shuff...

What Is Bullous Pemphigoid?

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - The skin condition afflicting Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is one that can generally be brought under control with a regimen of dru...

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...