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Pickering Recognizes the Passing of MP Jim Flaherty

Posted on Thursday April 10, 2014

All flags at City of Pickering facilities will be flown at half-mast to recognize the passing of former Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty.

“We are all shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of Jim Flaherty.  Our deepest condolences go out to his wife, Christine Elliott, and their three sons, John, Galen, and Quinn,” said Mayor Dave Ryan.  “While our nation mourns the passing of this great Canadian, we mourn the loss of a dear friend.  Pickering and Durham Region will always remember all that Jim Flaherty has done for our community and country.”

We will have books of condolence available at City Hall, the Central Library, and the Pickering Recreation Complex to provide residents with the opportunity to express their thoughts, reflections and sympathies. The books will be available until end of day April 22.


As the gateway city to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet.  Pickering is an affluent community that is steeped in history, natural beauty and small town charm with all the amenities and services that a big city has to offer.  The City of Pickering is considered a municipal leader in fiscal management, service delivery, sustainability and the environment; and offers a wealth of sports, leisure and recreation opportunities to its residents.  Pickering has been recognized by Profit magazine as one of the ten best cities in Canada for growth companies and received the 2008 FCM-CH2M Hill Sustainable Community Planning Award.

Mark Guinto
Coordinator, Public Affairs | Office of the Mayor
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