Statement on the death of Mr. Jim Flaherty


The McGill University community is saddened by the passing of Jim Flaherty.
During his eight years as federal Finance Minister, and throughout his long political career, Jim Flaherty distinguished himself through his unwavering commitment to serving Canadians. His guidance and leadership showed a dedication to innovation, and to building Canadian prosperity in a rapidly changing global landscape.

“Mr. Flaherty believed in the value of research excellence,” says Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University. “We saw this in his support of initiatives that strengthened, and grew, Canada’s talent pool. He believed in the importance of providing top-tier talent with the resources they need to dream, and to turn those dreams into the innovations that improve the lives of Canadians.”

Jim Flaherty was a great Canadian, and a great friend to his country’s research community and universities. We send our deepest condolences to his family during this sad time.