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LIVE BLOG TRANSCRIPT: State funeral for Jim Flaherty

Jim Flaherty holds his budget speech in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada‚Äôs political elite have gathered in Toronto to pay their final respects to Jim Flaherty, the former federal finance minister who died on April 10. Maclean’s reporter Nick Taylor-Vaisey live blogged from the service. Live coverage was also provided by reporters Cormac MacSweeney, Cynthia Mulligan and Kevin Misener. See the transcript of the live blog below.