James Michael (Jim) FLAHERTY

FLAHERTY, The Hon. James Michael (Jim), P.C., B.A., LL.B.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Whitby--Oshawa (Ontario)
Birth Date
December 30, 1949
Deceased Date
April 10, 2014
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Flaherty
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=95e9d5a2-e9a6-4037-b6a7-218bfdc01a33&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
lawyer

Parliamentary Career

January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Whitby--Oshawa (Ontario)
  • Minister of Finance (February 6, 2006 - March 18, 2014)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Whitby--Oshawa (Ontario)
  • Minister of Finance (February 6, 2006 - March 18, 2014)
May 2, 2011 - April 10, 2014
CPC
  Whitby--Oshawa (Ontario)
  • Minister of Finance (February 6, 2006 - March 18, 2014)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 346)


March 6, 2014

Hon. Jim Flaherty (Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I would listen more closely to the member opposite and the other members opposite in the official opposition if they had not voted against every consumer protection initiative that was brought before the House over more than eight years, including the consumer protection code.

It is easy to say these things, but it is not easy to do them. We have been doing them, and we will continue to consult and to improve them.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Consumer Protection
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March 6, 2014

Hon. Jim Flaherty (Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, our government takes the issue of fraud very seriously. We have been consulting with Canadians to update the consumer protection code. It is very important. I am meeting with various bank executives tomorrow and on Monday in Toronto. It is a subject that we need to pay a lot of attention to, including the issue of identity fraud.

I am more concerned, actually, with the Liberal leader's idea of being able to balance the budget automatically. I know that we are taking a break and that St. Patrick's Day is coming up, so I hope that he catches that little person, that little leprechaun.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Consumer Protection
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March 6, 2014

Hon. Jim Flaherty (Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I wonder when the member for Wascana will apologize to the Minister of Transport for his misogynist remarks.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Points of Order
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March 4, 2014

Hon. Jim Flaherty (Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the fact remains that over one million net new jobs have been created since the end of the recession. Over 85% of them have been full time and 80% in the private sector, and the future looks good. Both the IMF and the OECD predict that Canada will be a major job creator in the future.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Employment
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March 3, 2014

Hon. Jim Flaherty (Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, rather well.

There are a couple of provincial budgets this week, one in Alberta. I hope they have the advice of the leader of the Liberal Party who says that budgets can balance themselves, so they will not have to worry about all the details and expenses.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Finance
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