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by Jeremy Arney, Victoria, BC - April 11, 2014
My thoughts about Flaherty's death yesterday...
He had a sense of humour, which he showed in the House with some clever remarks, usually at someone else's expense but also sometimes at his own. I did not know him but I hear he was devoted to his family and good on him for that, and I hear he was always willing to listen to others.
He was a public employee for many years and well paid for that and in my opinion he was an absolutely lousy manager of the country's money. A country he inherited with the potential to feed and lead the world he squandered the assets, fed the wealthy and starved the poor, and rescued greedy banks on the edge of bankruptcy. He allowed his budgets to be used as implements for changing laws that had absolutely nothing to do with the budget but paved the way for the country to be destroyed.
So yes, by all means celebrate his life as a man, but please do not glorify his work as a money manager for Canada.
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