Statement by Christine Lagarde on former Canadian Finance Minister Jim FlahertyPress Release No. 14/165
April 10, 2014
Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued the following statement today after the news of the death of Jim Flaherty, former Minister of Finance for Canada:
“Jim Flaherty was a dear friend and I am profoundly saddened to learn of his passing. I would like to extend our deepest condolences to his family. I will miss him.
“Jim was a highly effective Finance Minister, who devoted himself to improving Canada’s economy and the well-being of its people. He was also a principled and forthright colleague in international fora such as the G-20 and the International Monetary and Financial Committee. I speak for the whole international community represented by the IMF membership when I say that his passing is a great loss.”