The Honourable James M. Flaherty

Minister of Finance, Canadian Department of Finance
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

James M. Flaherty is a second-term Member of Parliament for Whitby-Oshawa (Ontario). He serves as Canada's Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the Greater Toronto Area. He is a Governor of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. As Minister of Finance he is an ex-officio member of all Cabinet Committees.

Previously, for more than 10 years, he served as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby-Ajax (Ontario). He served as Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance, Attorney General and Minister of Labor.

He graduated from Princeton University cum laude and then graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the Bar in Ontario with honors and practiced law for more than 20 years before being elected to public office.

He is married to Christine Elliott, who serves as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby-Ajax. They live in Whitby with their 17-year-old triplet sons.

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