U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman wishes to release the following statement regarding the death of former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.
“I am shocked and saddened to learn of the death of former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. His leadership and integrity earned him the respect and admiration of Canadians and Americans. His public service, to Ontario and to all of Canada, made an enormous positive difference in the lives of people. His spirit, undaunted good cheer, and great love of life are an example to all of us.
“Along with all Canadians, I grieve his passing and offer my deepest sympathies to his wife, Christine, to his children, and to all his family and friends.”
U.S. Embassy Ottawa