(Apr. 11/14) Restaurants Canada is deeply saddened to hear that former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has passed away. He was one of Canada’s greatest Finance Ministers and a good friend of the restaurant industry. We had many open conversations with him about issues that impact our members, and his strong support made a difference to our industry.

We send our sincerest condolences to Mr. Flaherty’s family and friends, and hope the memories of his life provide them with the strength and comfort they need during this challenging time.

Many in our industry had a personal and professional relationship with Jim, and we, like many Canadians, feel a deep sense of loss. We lost a dedicated leader in Jim Flaherty – someone who served Canadians for decades – but his legacy will live on.

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