Leeds Grenville MP Gord Brown has a Book of Condolences in his Brockville office for those wishing to honor the memory of the late Jim Flaherty. Brown said “Flaherty was an outstanding politician and true friend of Canadians. He never lost his compassion for the ordinary Canadian no matter how monumental the task was that lay before him. And he never lost his keen sense of humor.”
The former federal finance minister, Flaherty, died of an apparent heart attack Thursday afternoon, just three weeks after he resigned as finance minister.The Book of Condolences will be available until the funeral for Mr. Flaherty.