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RECAP: The House pays tribute to Jim Flaherty

Parliamentarians rise to honour the former finance minister

Adrian Wyld/CP

Adrian Wyld/CP

This morning, parliamentarians paid tribute to former finance minister Jim Flaherty. We liveblogged the tributes from the House of Commons at 10 a.m.

Everyone had something to say about Jim Flaherty. Paul Wells wrote about how the former finance minister, who died yesterday, “was more alive than the next half-dozen politicians and assorted Hill denizens put together.” John Geddes wrote that for all of Flaherty’s toughness, he was “intuitive and empathetic, too.” Aaron Wherry sketched the scene as Parliament Hill paused to reflect. Stephen Gordon and Andrew Leach reviewed his economic legacy.

Today, remembrance comes from most corners: The CBC’s At Issue panel, and parliamentary reporter Greg Weston; The Globe and Mail‘s Craig Offman and John Ibbitson and Jeffrey Simpson and Campbell Clark and Kevin Carmichael and editorialists; the National Post‘s John Ivison and editorialists; Postmedia’s Michael Den Tandt; the Ottawa Citizen‘s editorialists; the Toronto Star‘s Tim Harper and Les Whittington and editorialists; iPoliticsTasha Kheiriddin and L. Ian MacDonald; and former Ontario premier Bob Rae.

Next, parliamentarians will take their turn.

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