VICTORIA - Premier Christy Clark has released the following statement on the death of Jim Flaherty:
“I was shocked and saddened to hear that Jim Flaherty has passed away.
“This is a terrible loss for our country. Jim was a great leader and Canadian. He served with distinction in both provincial and federal politics, and made a difference in both. Under his watch, Canada returned to stability and balanced budgets.
“And while his achievements in Toronto and Ottawa will stand the test of time, perhaps his most important legacy was as a family man. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Christine and their three sons.”
Office of the Premier
Statement on the death of Hon. James Flaherty, former minister of finance: