Finance Minister Jim Flaherty takes part in a TV interview on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on March 21

(VIDEO) Hundreds pay respects to former finance minister Jim Flaherty

People lined up in Whitby, Ontario to pay their respects to the late Canadian politician, who passed away last week unexpectedly.

  • Apr. 15, 2014 7:00 p.m.



Hundreds line up on Tuesday – in Whitby, Ontario – to pay their respect to the late Jim Flaherty, the former Canadian finance minister who died last week.

“”He made a great sacrifice for this country and I was deeply saddened by his passing and shocked,” said John Ascott, a resident and citizen who was among those arriving early to sign a book of condolences.

“It was the least I could do to come out here and pay my condolences to his family and honour his service to Canada.”

Video: The Canadian Press

(Files from the Canadian Press)

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