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Jim Flaherty
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Minister of Finance
In office
February 6, 2006 – March 18, 2014
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Preceded by Ralph Goodale
Succeeded by Joe Oliver
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Whitby-Oshawa
Assumed office
January 23, 2006
Preceded by Judi Longfield
Member of the Ontario Legislative Assembly
for Whitby-Ajax
In office
June 3, 1999 – November 29, 2005
Preceded by Constituency established
Succeeded by Christine Elliott
Member of the Ontario Legislative Assembly
for Durham Centre
In office
June 8, 1995 – June 3, 1999
Preceded by Drummond White
Succeeded by Constituency abolished
Personal details
James Michael Flaherty

(1949-12-30)December 30, 1949
Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Died April 10, 2014(2014-04-10) (aged 64)
Ottawa, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Christine Elliott
Children 3
Alma mater Princeton University
York University

James Michael "Jim" Flaherty, PC, MP (December 30, 1949 – April 10, 2014) was a Canadian politician. He served as Canada's Federal Minister of Finance from February 6, 2006 until March 18, 2014. He also served as a former provincial Minister of Finance for Ontario from 2001 to 2002, a Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby—Ajax from 1995 to 2005, and was a member of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party caucus.

On May 21, 2013, he introduced his 2013 Budget. The Budget contained a new Building Canada Plan for the construction of public infrastructure such as roads, bridges, transit and port facilities. It was to provide $53 billion in investments to support local and economic infrastructure projects, which includes more than $47 billion in new funding over 10 years, beginning in 2014-2015.

On March 18, 2014, he resigned as Minister of Finance in order to return to the private sector. He stated that the decision was reached after many months of consulting with his family and that his health was not a factor in his decision.

When he was young, he played ice hockey. He was successful enough at the game to win a hockey scholarship to Princeton University. He is married to Christine Elliott who is a the Progressive Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby—Oshawa. They live in Whitby, Ontario and have 3 triplet sons together: John, Galen and Quinn.

He died on April 10, 2014 in Ottawa, at the age of 64. Ottawa police said that they "received a medical call to Mr. Flaherty’s condo building at 12:27 p.m." His cause of death was unknown at the time.

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