James Michael "Jim" Flaherty, PC, MP (born December 30, 1949) is Canada's Minister of Finance and Ontario's former Minister of Finance. From 1995 until 2005, he was the Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby—Ajax, and a member of the Progressive Conservative Party caucus. He was a cabinet minister in the government of Mike Harris, and unsuccessfully sought the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives on two occasions. Flaherty won the riding of Whitby—Oshawa in the federal election held January 23, 2006 as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada narrowly beating Liberal incumbent Judi Longfield. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2011. Flaherty's wife Christine Elliott represents Whitby—Oshawa in the Ontario Legislature.
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When Finance Minister Jim Flaherty finished his budget speech Thursday, we half-expected new NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair to be leading the cheering section.
He didn't; but he could have.
This was not the budget Canadians anticipated from a Conservative government that finally had its majority.
There were no deep cuts, as the left predicted. And there was certainly no reflection of small-c conservative values finally coming to the fore, no significant lessening of the civil service, and certainly no lessening of government spending.
At its best, it was a Progressive Conservative budget.
Do not be fooled by the comforting language: Jim Flaherty’s budget 2012 will force every department of government to do less – and force you to expect less.
The most transformative budget in a generation will effectively eliminate the federal deficit in two years, at worst, by cutting back on everything from food inspections to the size of embassies, from park maintenance to CBC programming, from gathering statistics to delivering foreign aid.
The Finance Minister insists you won’t notice. The budget promises to save billions through ruthless administrative efficiency. Page ...
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is trying to play down the impact of the spending cuts in his budget, saying they will not slash government programs and services for Canadians.
“The majority of the spending review reductions relate to back office operations of government,” he said, suggesting the savings will be felt mostly in the inner workings of the federal bureaucracy.
Flaherty, who will lay out his economic strategy in the Commons at about 4 p.m. Thursday, is expected to bring in the toughest budget in years, scaling back government spending, axing federal government jobs and ...
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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty shows his secret progressive side with Massey ... - Toronto Star
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In Thailand, Flaherty plays down effects of higher tariffs - CTV News
CTV NewsIn Thailand, Flaherty plays down effects of higher tariffsCTV NewsBANGKOK, Thailand -- Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is playing down the effects of higher tariffs. Flaherty says the government's plan to raise tariffs on goods from emerging countries in 2015 hasn't been an issue on his trade mission to Asia. He said ...Tariffs not an issue in Thailand: FlahertyMetroNews CanadaShort list for Carney's replacement to be in Flaherty's hands next weekNational PostFor Flaherty, promoting budget in Asia is business as usualGlobe and MailIBTimes Canada -Banktech -Macleans.cavšech 12 zpravodajských článků »
Jim Flaherty's most humane tax break under attack: Goar - Toronto Star
Jim Flaherty's most humane tax break under attack: GoarToronto StarThe Vancouver-based think-tank issues its warning in a newly released report, saying that Finance Minister Jim Flaherty set a “risky precedent” by introducing tax credits for low- and modest-income Canadians. It singles out the Working Income Tax ...a další »
Andrew Coyne on decoding the budget: What Jim Flaherty didn't want you to know - National Post
National PostAndrew Coyne on decoding the budget: What Jim Flaherty didn't want you to knowNational PostTo hear Finance Minister Jim Flaherty explain it, the reason for a lack of detail about spending cuts is because there were not a load of cuts made. “We could have done more,” he said in his budget speech, explaining that the Tories had decided against ...a další »