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 3 of 346)


February 13, 2014

Hon. Jim Flaherty (Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, once the budget is balanced, which it is not yet, once we have a surplus, which will be next year, our government is committed to greater tax relief for Canadian families.

Only Conservatives, as a matter of act, can be trusted to reduce taxes to Canadian families. In fact, we introduced pension splitting for seniors, which the opposition voted against.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Taxation
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February 13, 2014

Hon. Jim Flaherty (Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, because of our government, Canadians enjoy the lowest taxes they have had in 50 years. We have done something that Liberals and NDP people do not do anything about. That is, we have reduced government spending. We have reduced government spending for three years in a row.

I know this is a foreign concept to the members opposite, but we have done it without reducing transfers to the provinces for health and education and transfers to individuals, including persons with disabilities.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Taxation
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February 13, 2014

Hon. Jim Flaherty (Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member from Peterborough, Ontario for the question.

Ontario received almost $19.2 billion in federal transfers this year, which is an increase of 76% from under the old Liberal government, including almost $2 billion for equalization; over $12.3 billion through the Canada health transfer, which is an increase of 60% since 2006; and $4.8 billion through the Canada social transfer, which is an increase of 53% since the Liberals. This support ensures that Ontario has the resources it needs, if properly spent, for health, education, and social services.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Intergovernmental Affairs
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February 13, 2014

Hon. Jim Flaherty (Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, when I contemplate thinking about issues, I rarely think of the Liberal Party.

As I have said, once the budget is balanced, which it is not yet, our government is committed to greater tax relief for Canadian families, and only Conservatives, because our track record shows it, can be trusted to reduce taxes for Canadian families.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Taxation
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February 13, 2014

Hon. Jim Flaherty (Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, what the budget says, if the hon. member cares to read it, is that negotiations are continuing with the provinces, the employment minister is continuing his discussions with the provinces, but that we want to move ahead by April 1.

The reason is that we have thousands of Canadians who are not matched with the thousands of jobs that are available. This matters to these young people in this country, and that is why we are moving ahead.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Intergovernmental Affairs
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