Statement by John Walsh on the passing of Jim Flaherty

“It’s with the heaviest of hearts that I pass along the condolences of the entire Conservative Party family to the friends and family of Jim Flaherty. Jim’s passing is a significant loss to our party, and to our country.”

Jim wasn’t just a very good friend to us all, but he was, at so many times, the life of the party – our party. He was a tireless worker as Finance Minister, and this carried over in helping to build our Conservative Party, and the conservative movement, both in Ontario and across Canada. Jim made Canada a better place and his legacy is second to none.”

“To his wife Christine, and their three sons, Quinn, Galen and John, you remain in all of our thoughts and prayers, and we all share in your loss today.”

John Walsh
President of the Conservative Party of Canada