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 343 of 346)


April 25, 2006

Hon. Jim Flaherty (Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, as the member opposite knows, the budget is to be delivered next week. We will be dealing with surplus issues and we will be dealing with some of issues relating to some of the items he mentioned in his question. I am sure the member will look forward to May 2, when we will be able to provide the information that he is seeking concerning many of those issues.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Budget
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April 25, 2006

Hon. Jim Flaherty (Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I can assure the member that I hold all parties in this House in high esteem.

I can also assure the member that when the budget is announced, when we make spending initiatives and when we make commitments to reduce taxes, we will keep our commitments. We will not make a deal a couple of months later to change our commitments. When we reduce taxes, we will keep our commitments to the people of Canada, who voted for change.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Aboriginal Affairs
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April 24, 2006

Hon. Jim Flaherty (Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for his question. I would like to inform the House that the budget will be presented in the House on Tuesday, May 2, 2006.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Goods and Services Tax
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April 24, 2006

Hon. Jim Flaherty (Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I am opposed to temporary reductions in consumption taxes. I was then and I am now. What we are talking about in our platform and what we will do is bring in a permanent reduction of 1% in the GST, a reduction that I know the member opposite is opposed to. He wants us all to join his save the GST club but I am not joining.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Goods and Services Tax
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April 11, 2006

Hon. Jim Flaherty (Minister of Finance, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the answer to the first part of the question is yes, we believe in the fiscal imbalance issue. We are going to work very actively on that issue this year, taking into consideration the realities that this is a complex issue which is vitally important to all Canadians in making sense of our fiscal federation.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Finance
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