Jim Flaherty: the passing of a great man and strong supporter of entrepreneurship

April 11, 2014

Like all Canadians, we at CYBF are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. He will be remembered for his huge sense of public service and his intelligence, warmth, and willingness to listen..

Mr. Flaherty had a strong interest in helping young entrepreneurs, fostering innovation, tackling youth unemployment and creating jobs. He was instrumental in the Government of Canada’s investment in the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, helping 800 young Canadians launch new businesses in the last year alone.

Jim Flaherty was a long-time friend of CYBF and he will be greatly missed. We join all Canadians in honouring his legacy, mourning his loss, and sending our condolences to his family and friends.

Julia Deans

CEO, Canadian Youth Business Foundation