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Remembering Jim Flaherty

MP Rodger Cuzner

Jim Flaherty, one of Canada's longest-serving finance ministers, is dead at age 65. The Conservative MP stepped down from cabinet less than a month ago with plans of eventually returning to the private sector.

Flaherty, who resigned last month as federal finance minister, died of an apparent heart attack.

Jim Flaherty's colleagues, political opponents and friends are remembering him for his commitment to public service, his playful sense of humour and his devotion to his family.

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