The Ottawa Citizen’s Glen McGregor has hit absolutely rock bottom in ethical journalism with this garbage piece on what assets Jim Flaherty left behind to his family after he died:
Despite earning a high salary in cabinet, former finance minister Jim Flaherty had a comparatively modest net worth when he died in April, court documents show.
Probate records filed in court in Oshawa, Ont. in early May, a month after Flaherty died of a heart attack, list the total value of his assets at $989,045.
These do not include real estate he co-owned with his wife, Ontario Progressive Conservative MPP Christine Elliott, or any life insurance or shared pension benefits payable to her.
When Flaherty resigned as finance minister, a post that paid $242,000 annually, many speculated that his ongoing health issues with a chronic skin condition were the motivation for leaving a job he’d held since 2006. (see here)
This also proves his bosses at Postmedia have the exact same ethical standards for allowing him to snoop through and then write about Jim Flaherty’s will.
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