OTTAWA: Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that a State Funeral will be held
for the Honourable Jim Flaherty on April 16, 2014 in Toronto, in honour of his years of dedicated
service to the Canadian people. “Jim was a great friend and colleague, a dedicated family man, and
an extraordinary Minister of Finance who sacrificed an enormous amount in his years of service to
Canada and to Canadians,” said the Prime Minister. “He will be remembered with great affection
and respect. Jim and his family remain in our thoughts and our prayers at this difficult time.”Details
on the State Funeral will follow in due course.