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CN Tower Glows Green for Flaherty

Nod to former finance minister's Irish heritage.

 A pair of Toronto landmarks are going green Friday night in a colourful tribute to Canada's former finance minister.

The CN Tower and Toronto city hall will be bathed in green light in honour of Jim Flaherty, who died suddenly on Thursday at his home in Ottawa.

The CN Tower is frequently lit in different colours to commemorate special events and people.

A spokeswoman says the CN Tower will also be coloured green next Wednesday, the day of Flaherty's state funeral in Toronto.

Toronto deputy mayor Norm Kelly announced the plan to light city hall in honour of Flaherty on Twitter on Friday afternoon.

Flaherty was known for wearing green ties, especially on special occasions, as a nod to his Irish heritage.

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  1. Peter posted on 04/11/2014 09:05 PM
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    That's so thoughtful . It looks smart and very appropriate as a tribute.

    It not only represents his Irish heritage, but also the "colour of money" which he managed. A double imagery.

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  2. Brief and to the Point posted on 04/12/2014 06:11 AM
    Very classy.
  3. john posted on 04/12/2014 12:11 PM
    i agree it good thing thay did .
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