Canada courts China as energy partner

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 20 (UPI) -- Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver told members of a Chinese trade group his country has the reserves available to meet growing energy demands.

Harper adds 8 new ministers to Canadian cabinet in reshuffle

OTTAWA, July 15 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the appointment of eight new members to his cabinet Monday as he shuffled portfolios and added new positions.

India feels squeezed from Canadian LNG

OTTAWA, May 13 (UPI) -- Proposed changes in the way Canada deals with foreign investors may push some Indian companies away from its energy sector, a diplomat said.

Canada clamps down on prepaid credit

OTTAWA, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Canada's federal finance minister announced Wednesday prepaid credit cards soon can no longer expire and must openly disclose all fees and conditions.
Canadian PM, Germany's Merkel in talks

Canadian PM, Germany's Merkel in talks

OTTAWA, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a second and final day Thursday for talks on the euro crisis and trade.
Canada squeezes mortgage rules tighter

Canada squeezes mortgage rules tighter

OTTAWA, June 21 (UPI) -- Canada's Conservative government Thursday announced a tightening of federal mortgage rules in response to the federal bank's concern over rising consumer debt.

Group of Seven to monitor European crisis

BRUSSELS, June 5 (UPI) -- Group of Seven finance leaders said the economic crisis in Europe warrants close scrutiny, but added nothing to policy options already on the table Tuesday.
Canada unveils new polymer $20 bill

Canada unveils new polymer $20 bill

OTTAWA, May 2 (UPI) -- The Bank of Canada Wednesday unveiled the design of a new high-tech polymer $20 bill, the most counterfeited bill in circulation.

Canada lays off 1,119 defense workers

OTTAWA, April 4 (UPI) -- Some 1,119 civilian employees of Canada's Department of Defense received layoff notices across the country Wednesday as part of federal budget trimming.

Canada to speed up energy review process

OTTAWA, March 30 (UPI) -- The Canadian government plans to streamline the environmental assessment process for major energy projects.

Canada to phase out penny

OTTAWA, March 30 (UPI) -- The Canadian government announced it will begin phasing out the penny beginning in the fall as a counter-inflationary measure.
Canada Conservatives slash federal budget

Canada Conservatives slash federal budget

OTTAWA, March 29 (UPI) -- Canada's Conservative government released a federal budget Thursday in Ottawa, introducing a document that cuts billions in spending and slashes federal jobs.
Minister: Canada's budget faces more cuts

Minister: Canada's budget faces more cuts

OTTAWA, March 1 (UPI) -- The Canadian Conservative government's budget this month will include "relatively small spending reductions," the finance minister said in Ottawa.

FM: Canada to run deficits until 2015

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Canada's federal government will run deficits until 2015, a year later than previously projected, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Tuesday.

Canada starts probe of U.S. retail pricing

OTTAWA, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The Canadian Senate has begun hearings in Ottawa into reining in price disparities for identical articles in Canada and the United States.
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Jim Flaherty

James Michael "Jim" Flaherty, PC, MP (born December 30, 1949) is Canada's Minister of Finance and he has also served as Ontario's Minister of Finance. From 1995 until 2005, he was the Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby—Ajax, and a member of the Progressive Conservative Party caucus. He was a cabinet minister in the government of Mike Harris, and unsuccessfully sought the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives on two occasions.

Flaherty won the riding of Whitby—Oshawa in the federal election held January 23, 2006 as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada narrowly beating Liberal incumbent Judi Longfield. He was re-elected in 2008. Flaherty's wife Christine Elliott represents Whitby—Oshawa in the Ontario Legislature.

Flaherty was born in Lachine, Quebec. He attended Bishop Whelan High School and Loyola High School, Montreal. Flaherty has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, as well as a Bachelor of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. He practised law before entering political life, and was a founding partner of Flaherty Dow Elliott, a firm specializing in motor vehicle accident and personal injury litigation.

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