Stephen HARPER

HARPER, The Right Hon. Stephen, P.C., B.A., M.A.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Calgary Heritage (Alberta)
Birth Date
April 30, 1959
Website
http://www.parl.gc.ca/MembersOfParliament/ProfileMP.aspx?Key=20558&Language=E
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=0218bf67-ef3a-4a8d-8ab4-0229e4fcaa54&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
stephen.harper@parl.gc.ca
Profession
author, economist, lecturer

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - January 14, 1997
REF
  Calgary West (Alberta)
May 13, 2002 - December 22, 2003
CA
  Calgary Southwest (Alberta)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (May 21, 2002 - January 8, 2004)
December 23, 2003 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Calgary Southwest (Alberta)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (May 21, 2002 - January 8, 2004)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (March 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  Calgary Southwest (Alberta)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (March 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Calgary Southwest (Alberta)
  • Leader of the Official Opposition (March 20, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
  • Prime Minister (February 6, 2006 - November 3, 2015)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Calgary Southwest (Alberta)
  • Prime Minister (February 6, 2006 - November 3, 2015)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Calgary Southwest (Alberta)
  • Prime Minister (February 6, 2006 - November 3, 2015)
October 19, 2015 -
CPC
  Calgary Heritage (Alberta)
  • Prime Minister (February 6, 2006 - November 3, 2015)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 1140)


June 17, 2015

Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I remind the leader of the NDP that it will be Canadians, not him, who decide the results of the next election. Canadians understand that we are living in a global economy that is very troubled. They also understand, as they look around the world, that there is absolutely no better place to be than this country, Canada. We have a balanced budget. We have lower taxes for Canadian families, businesses, and workers. We have more money that is going into the pockets of our senior citizens and families. I do not believe anyone is going to blow that by buying the high-tax snake oil of the NDP.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Government Policies
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June 17, 2015

Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the general apologized immediately. As I said, his comments were inappropriate, offensive and unacceptable. The Canadian Armed Forces are acting on recommendations and taking a comprehensive approach to eliminating sexual harassment among military personnel. The Chief of the Defence Staff has already announced his retirement, his successor has been appointed, and the transition will take place soon.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   National Defence
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June 17, 2015

Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to see the Liberal Party leader's 32 number one recommendations.

He has 32 number one recommendations, number one policies, none of which, of course, correspond to anything here his party has ever done in the past on this or any other issue.

Our institutions are bilingual. The Parliament of Canada is bilingual. The Supreme Court of Canada is bilingual. Other institutions are. We do not require every single member of them to be bilingual.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Supreme Court
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June 17, 2015

Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, Bill C-51 gives our law enforcement and security agencies all of the powers they typically have across major western governments to deal with very real security threats, things like sharing information between departments and having the ability to use peace bonds in case of imminent threat. I could go through those.

Of course, the NDP is always against these things, always against this kind of thing, votes against every single piece of security legislation ever put forward because of its extreme and ideological positions. What would we expect from leader who thinks Osama bin Laden is still alive and there is no such thing as a terrorist attack in Canada?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Public Safety
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June 17, 2015

Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I am glad to see that the leader of the Liberal Party has been briefed on the facts in terms of the year.

In terms of the more serious issue, as I have said, obviously the comments made here are offensive. They are inappropriate, they are inexplicable, and the general did immediately apologize. As we have said repeatedly, sexual misconduct is unacceptable in any institution, government or non-governmental. The Canadian Armed Forces takes this issue very seriously. They commissioned a report, with a series of comprehensive recommendations, and they are acting on them.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   National Defence
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