Statement from Rick Dykstra on the passing of Jim Flaherty


St. Catharines – I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Jim Flaherty earlier today.  Jim and I were close friends for many years, starting from when we worked together at Queen’s Park and then I got to know him very well when I was Communications Director for his second provincial leadership campaign.  In my view, Jim was the best Finance Minister this country has ever had, but more than that, he was a good friend and a man who loved his family.  Kathy and I send our thoughts and prayers to his wife, Christine Elliot and sons John, Galen and Quinn.