Advocis Saddened by News of Jim Flaherty's Death

TORONTO, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Advocis was saddened to learn earlier today of the death of former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty.

"Over the years Advocis has had the great pleasure of working closely with Mr. Flaherty on a number of issues impacting financial advisors and their clients," said Advocis president and CEO Greg Pollock. "He was an outstanding finance minister, and it was with a heavy heart that we received this terrible news. Our condolences go out to the Flaherty family during this difficult time."

Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada, is the association of choice for financial advisors and planners. With more than 11,000 members across the country, Advocis is the definitive voice of the profession, advocating for professionalism and consumer protection. Professional financial advisors and planners are critical to the economy, helping consumers make sound financial decisions that ultimately lead to greater financial stability and independence. Advocis works with decision-makers and the public, stressing the value of financial advice and striving for an environment in which all Canadians have access to the advice they need.

SOURCE Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada

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