Jim Flaherty resigned today, should I care?

Jim Flaherty resigned as finance minister today, one of Canada’s longest serving ministers in that portfolio. Does it matter? Yes and no.

To a great many Canadians what happens in Ottawa is meaningless to their day to day lives. Or at least they think it is. I love it when people tell me politics doesn’t matter and then they complain endlessly about what are essentially political issues.

So Flaherty’s resignation, does it matter?