News

(VIDEO) Political elite gather in Toronto for Jim Flaherty's funeral

The funeral for former Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty, who died of a heart attack last week at the age of 64. - The Canadian Press
The funeral for former Canadian finance minister Jim Flaherty, who died of a heart attack last week at the age of 64.
— image credit: The Canadian Press

Jim Flaherty was remembered on Wednesday in Toronto, at the former Canadian finance minister's funeral.

"What a sad time this is in the life of our country," said Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who began the proceedings and then detailed the day Flaherty resigned, in March.

"I told Jim that he had truly been over these eight years, in my judgment, the best finance minister in the world, if not indeed the best in our history," Harper said. "I also wished him well in his next career... and I told him not to be a stranger."

Video and Files from The Canadian Press

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.