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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty speaks following the delivery of the budget on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Feb. 11, 2014.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty speaks following the delivery of the budget on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Feb. 11, 2014.
(BLAIR GABLE/REUTERS)

Will Jim Flaherty retire? What he has actually said

Jim Flaherty is one of Canada’s longest-serving finance ministers. He has been in public office since 1995, when he was first elected as an Ontario MPP and later served as the province’s finance minister. He has been the federal finance minister since 2006 and has, by his count, delivered 10 budgets.