Statement by Dr. Amit Chakma, Chair of the U15, on the passing of the Hon. Jim Flaherty

“On behalf of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities, I would to extend our condolences on the death of the Hon. Jim Flaherty in Ottawa this morning. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends, and his colleagues. 

As Minister of Finance, Mr. Flaherty was an incredible supporter of universities and of research excellence. We were honoured to work with him during his tenure in government.

His dedication to serving the public good at both the provincial and federal level serves as an example for generations of Canadians to emulate. 

We will do our part to further his legacy of ensuring Canada is a global leader in research and innovation.”


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