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News Release

Durham Region responds to news of the Honourable Jim Flaherty's passing

WHITBY, ON April 10, 2014 – The Regional Municipality of Durham would like to offer condolences to the family of Jim Flaherty, Member of Parliament for Whitby-Oshawa, after learning of his sudden passing.

“We are deeply saddened by the news of Jim Flaherty’s passing. Our hearts go out to the Flaherty family during this very difficult time,” said Roger Anderson, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer. “We have lost a true leader and a good friend; someone who was a dedicated public servant for almost 20 years.”

“Jim Flaherty played a key role in the growth of our region; often fighting for the people of our community,” continued Anderson. “He will truly be missed.”

Jim Flaherty served as Member of Provincial Parliament from 1995 to 2005. He was elected as a Member of Parliament in 2006, where he served as Canada’s Finance Minister for many years.

 

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