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.