The Honourable Jim Flaherty, aged 64, passed away on April 10, 2014, less than a month after resigning from his long-running finance post in cabinet.
As Finance Minister and MP for the Whitby-Oshawa riding, the Honourable Jim Flaherty and members of his office were highly supportive of the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre.
The visitation, held prior to a state funeral at St. James Cathedral in downtown Toronto, was held at the Abilities Centre in Whitby.
Both he and his wife, MPP Christine Elliott, were strong supporters of the Abilities Centre.
In honour of Jim Flaherty, the country’s five largest banks pledged a combined $1 million to the Abilities Centre.