University of Toronto

Office of the
President

The Honourable Jim Flaherty, 1949-2014

Statement on the death of The Honourable Jim Flaherty, P.C., M.P.

The University of Toronto extends condolences to Christine Elliott, M.P.P., wife of The Honourable Jim Flaherty, and their sons at this very difficult time. We join Mr. Flaherty’s parliamentary colleagues of all parties in praising his outstanding commitment to public service for the benefit of Canadians. In his eight years as Finance Minister and as the Minister for the Greater Toronto Area, he helped steer Canada through great challenges in the global economy, always with the goal of protecting Canadians and strengthening the country. We also join Canada’s universities in praising Mr. Flaherty’s strong support for research excellence, which will be an important factor in Canada’s economic and social prosperity for many years to come.