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Feds set up online condolence book for late Jim Flaherty 0

By Daniel Proussalidis, National Bureau

The CN Tower in Toronto is illuminated green on Friday April 11, 2014, to honour Jim Flaherty, who passed away Thursday afternoon at his condominium in Ottawa. (Stan Behal/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency)

The CN Tower in Toronto is illuminated green on Friday April 11, 2014, to honour Jim Flaherty, who passed away Thursday afternoon at his condominium in Ottawa. (Stan Behal/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency)

OTTAWA -- Parliament's Peace Tower will be bathed in green light every night until Wednesday as a tribute to former finance minister Jim Flaherty.

Flaherty, 64, died suddenly Thursday after a heart attack.

He often wore green ties as a nod to his family's Irish heritage.

Until sunset Wednesday, the Canadian flag will fly at half-mast on the Peace Tower, at 24 Sussex Drive, on the building housing the Prime Minister's Office and on all government buildings in Flaherty's Whitby-Oshawa riding.

Canadian Heritage has also set up a website where people can now offer their messages of sympathy to Flaherty's family.

An online book of condolence is available at commemoration.gc.ca.

All the messages will be printed and given to the family.

There is also a physical book of condolence people can sign in Parliament's Hall of Honour.

His state funeral is set for Wednesday in Toronto, but details weren't immediately available.

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