Thursday, April 10, 2014

Local MP's Offer Condolences

Local reactions are coming in following the death of MP and former finance Minister Jim Flaherty.

Thunder Bay MP Bruce Hyer says it was sad to see Flaherty's health deteriorate noting he saw him in pain during his last days working in the House of Commons.

Hyer calls Flaherty a one-man institution.

Meanwhile fellow Thunder Bay MP John Rafferty says the news of the former Finance Minister's death came as a complete surprise.

Rafferty noted that Flaherty's career touched a lot of people.

The 64 year old Flaherty stepped down as federal finance minister last month after 7 years in the position.

He had been on steroids to help manage some health concerns.