"James Michael "Jim" Flaherty", Queen's Privy Council for Canada/PC, was Canada's Minister of Finance (Canada)/federal Minister of Finance (2006–2014) and also a former Ministry of Finance (Ontario)/provincial Minister of Finance for Ontario (2001–2002). From 1995 until 2005, he was the Member of Provincial Parliament (Ontario)/Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby—Ajax/Whitby-Ajax, and a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario/Ontario Progressive Conservative Party caucus and unsuccessfully sought the leadership of the provincial party on two occasions.
Flaherty won the riding of Whitby—Oshawa/Whitby-Oshawa in the Canadian federal election, 2006/federal election held January 23, 2006 as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada narrowly beating Liberal Party of Canada/Liberal incumbent Judi Longfield. He was re-elected in Canadian federal election, 2008/2008 and Canadian federal election, 2011/2011. Flaherty's widow, Christine Elliott, represents Whitby—Oshawa (provincial electoral district)/Whitby-Oshawa in the Ontario legislature.More Jim Flaherty on Wikipedia.