Jim Flaherty, RIP


Jonathan McLeod

Jonathan McLeod is a writer living in Ottawa, Ontario. (That means Canada.) He spends too much time following local politics and writing about zoning issues. Follow him on Twitter.

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6 Responses

  1. Avatar RichardS says:

    Seems to only way out of Harper’s cabinet is in disgrace or in a coffin….Report

  2. Avatar Shazbot11 says:

    “He was a politician who touched many.”

    Place your obligatory joke here.


    Sorry Jonathon. Did you know the man? I only ask because it doesn’t seem like that momentous a death to warrant a post. And I’m Canadian. If so, my condolences. I just had to make the joke above. Humor is necessary in the face of death.Report

    • I certainly did serve that up, no doubt.

      No, I didn’t no the man. His death, though sad, didn’t touch me, personally. However, the response to his death, as I witnessed it, seemed quite lovely; it seems a step beyond what you might normally expect. I thought that warranted notice. As well, this was an incredibly influential man, mostly in Canada, but internationally, too. For both these things, I thought his death noteworthy (similar to how I thought Layton’s death noteworthy).Report