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REACTION: Former finance minister Jim Flaherty passes away

Jim Flaherty holding a press conference as federal finance minister in Ottawa on Oct. 28, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Former finance minister Jim Flaherty died on Thursday at the age of 64, less than a month after retiring from cabinet.

There was an outpouring of grief and emotion not just on Parliament Hill, but across the country and online, upon hearing the news of his death.

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