March 18, 2014 / 10:19 PM / 4 years ago

Canada's new finance minister to be named Wednesday: source

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will announce a new finance minister on Wednesday to replace Jim Flaherty, who resigned on Tuesday, a Conservative source told Reuters.

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during a meeting with Ukraine?s Ambassador to Canada Vadym Prystaiko (not pictured) in Harper's Langevin Block office in Ottawa March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Flaherty stepped down after eight years in office, and Harper had said he would announce a replacement in the coming days, but the source said it would be on Wednesday.

Reporting by Louise Egan and Randall Palmer; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson

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