Banks honour Flaherty with donations

Ahead of the visitation today for Jim Flaherty, Canada’s five largest banks have announced they’re donating $200,000 each to the Abilities Centre in Whitby to honour him.The former finance minister and MP for Whitby-Oshawa died in his Ottawa condo last Thursday. His death came less than a month after he announced his retirement from politics.The visitation will be held at the Abilities Centre in Whitby — a facility Flaherty was passionate about supporting — from 12:30 until 4:00 this afternoon, and again tonight from 6:30 to 8:00.