Stephen Harper pays tribute to late friend Jim Flaherty on St. Patrick's day

Former prime minister Stephen Harper is paying tribute to his old pal Jim Flaherty. Harper has taken to Twitter to say that St. Patrick's Day reminds him of his friend, who died two years ago next month.

Harper wishes the 'luck of the Irish' to followers on Twitter

Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty and Prime Ministers Stephen Harper shown on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Harper took to Twitter on St. Patrick's day to throw a shout out to his late friend. (Patrick Doyle/Canadian Press)

Former prime minister Stephen Harper is paying tribute to his old pal Jim Flaherty.

Harper has taken to Twitter to say that St. Patrick's Day reminds him of his friend, who died two years ago next month.

The post includes a photo of Harper lifting a glass of Guinness beer while Flaherty smiles beside him.

Flaherty was Harper's first and longest-lasting finance minister.

He died unexpectedly in 2014, just after leaving the finance portfolio.

The two men were close and Harper was close to tears several times in the days leading up to his emotional eulogy at the funeral.

His Twitter tribute to Flaherty ends: "May the luck of the Irish be with you all today!