MLI's Brian Lee Crowley describes Finance Minister Jim Flaherty in the Hill Times published March 21, 2011. "He just wanted to listen. At the end, he would make some summary remarks but many politicians given a room full of people find it impossible to control their urge to talk, and I thought Flaherty was one of the rare ones who could do that. He's genuinely interested in good ideas," Crowley remembers when he helped organize three years of pre-budget consultations for Flaherty.