Jim Flaherty dead at age 64
Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is dead. Reports say police and emergency services were called to his home earlier this afternoon. The House of Commons was suspended just after 2pm today. No other details have been released at this time. Last month Flaherty stepped down as minister with plans to return to the private sector.
Flaherty stepped down from cabinet less than a month ago, citing a plan to return eventually to the private sector. He was 64 years old.