Montréal, April 10, 2014 ‒ With the announcement of the death of the Honourable Jim Flaherty, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal would like to pay tribute to the former Canadian Minister of Finance and offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
“The city’s business community is grieving today for a Montrealer who spent many years contributing to the economic development and prosperity of the country,” said Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. “The Honourable Jim Flaherty played a decisive role in the remarkable resilience of the Canadian economy during the Great Recession. His careful management of public finances and concern for maintaining a competitive corporate fiscal framework played an essential role in the economic prosperity of Quebec and Montréal.”
About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is made up of some 7,000 members. Its mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and local businesses of all sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full potential in terms of innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. The Board of Trade is Quebec's leading private economic development organization.
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Michelle LLambias Meunier
Advisor, Media Relations
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Tel.: 514 871-4000, ext. 4042
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