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Report on Business Magazine profiles Jim Flaherty

TORONTO, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - How easy is it to hate Jim Flaherty? Just ask anyone who invested in income trusts. Now, how easy will it be to convince Canadians that Jim Flaherty may be one of the greatest finance ministers this country has ever had? Although his handling of the recession could turn out to be a home run, he will have to pay the bill before he gets full credit. Poised to join Paul Martin on a short list of finance ministers who have steered Canada out of a major economic mess, Flaherty still struggles to gain broad acceptance as a capable policy-maker.

Bringing forth some social ideas that don't always fit with the Conservative ideal, Report on Business columnist Kevin Carmichael examines if one day, we'll look back and thank Jim Flaherty.

The September issue of Report on Business magazine is available Friday, August 27. Also in this issue:

Gold Fever - The Bond villain Auric Goldfinger amassed a fortune recycling unwanted gold jewellery. So has Russell Oliver. Writer Dawn Calleja gets up close and personal with "The Cashman" and four other Canadians who are capitalizing on record-high prices for the soft stuff.

The Apocalypse is Good for Business - The Weather Channel is a) banal, b) handy, or c) one of the most reliable cash cows in the country. Answer: all three. Having secured the coveted right to carry Canada's emergency broadcast alerts, the channel has one of the sunniest futures in broadcasting. Writer Grant Robertson reveals why CEO Pierre Morrissette won't be selling any time soon - and how he's cashing in as Canada's master of disaster.

Report on Business magazine is Canada's most-read business publication. Published on the last Friday of every month in The Globe and Mail, Report on Business magazine offers readers insightful, award-winning coverage of Canadian and global business and economics, and is available with copies of The Globe and Mail and online at The Globe and Mail is a division of CTVglobemedia, a dynamic multimedia company that also owns CTV, Canada's leading private broadcaster.

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