Reuters logo
Canada finance minister resigns, says not due to health issues
March 18, 2014 / 8:22 PM / in 4 years

Canada finance minister resigns, says not due to health issues

OTTAWA, March 18 (Reuters) - Canada’s Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced on Tuesday that he is resigning from politics, effective immediately, and will be returning to the private sector.

“Yesterday, I informed the Prime Minister that I am resigning from Cabinet. This was a decision I made with my family earlier this year, as I will be returning to the private sector,” Flaherty said in a written statement.

Flaherty said the decision was not related to his health. He announced last year he suffers from a rare skin disease.

Reporting by Louise Egan; Editing by Chris Reese

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below