Jim Flaherty


BMO Starts Another Mortgage War

TORONTO - The Bank of Montreal has slashed its five-year fixed mortgage rate to 2.99 per cent in a move that some real estate experts say will soon force the other major banks to follow suit."Usually...

Race To Replace Flaherty Heats Up

Ahead of a byelection the prime minister will have to call by October 25, it looks as though there will be two candidates vying for the Conservative nomination in Whitby-Oshawa: Whitby Mayor Pat Perki...

How Harper's Inner Sanctum Has Changed

Harper's inner circle is shrinking, not in terms of size, but in age, life experience and links to the professions, some critical observers say. The paucity of sage advice might have come to the fore...

Let's Not Forget Flaherty's Controversial Political Career

Here I must trespass on the impolite, and I'll begin by restoring to the record the excised bits in which Jim Flaherty was a soldier of Mike Harris's "Common Sense Revolution." The idea that he was a non-ideological moderate would have been laughed out of the room, even by the man himself. Moderate was an insult he applied to his leadership rival, that pink and pale McGuinty imitation Ernie Eves. As Ontario's Attorney General and Finance Minister, Flaherty was one of Harris's most consistent and reliable true believers, mocked (like Harris himself) for applying his tough-on-crime universal restorative elixir to homelessness and poverty.

Raise a Glass to Jim Flaherty's Well-Lived Life

Flaherty's family wasn't hardscrabble poor, but he had to deliver newspapers for months to earn enough to buy himself a pair of good hockey skates to make the team. It was to prove an investment that allowed him to soar to the very top of the world's political roster, skate with the best and earn many goals and assists.


TORONTO - Jim Flaherty was remembered Wednesday with equal measures of laughter and tears as Canada's political elite gathered to set aside their partisan differences and pay their final respects to t...

Flaherty's Legacy: The Good, The Bad & The Very Ugly

Flaherty, who was only 64 when he died, was devoted to his family and one of the most popular Members of Parliament. And while his life achievements and humanity should be praised, it also needs to be said that during his time in the federal government his policies severely discriminated against the vast majority of Canadians. With apologies to Clint Eastwood, the Flaherty/Harper contributions to the economic life of the country can be broken into three main areas: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Hundreds Line Up To Honour Flaherty

WHITBY, Ont. - More than a thousand dignitaries and citizens lined up Tuesday to pay respects to Jim Flaherty, the former finance minister whose unexpected death last week shocked many across the coun...

Not A Dry Eye On The Hill

OTTAWA - MPs sported green ties in a sartorial nod to Jim Flaherty's favoured choice of neckwear as tributes flowed in the House of Commons on Friday for the former finance minister.Labour Minister Ke...

'For Jim'

The CN Tower lit up in green on Friday to honour Jim Flaherty, the long-serving former finance minister who died this week. The MP for Whitby—Oshawa was known for wearing green ties that gave a nod to...

A Rarity On The Hill

Jim Flaherty was promising improvements to a federal disability savings plan that helps parents of special needs children when the tears started welling behind his glasses, a few drops at first, then...