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 1140 of 1140)


January 19, 1994

Mr. Stephen Harper (Calgary West)

Mr. Speaker, in response to the Reform caucus report on parliamentary pay, perks and pensions, the government has advanced a plan to reduce certain benefits on Parliament Hill. The Gagliano report is a commendable first step that will save the taxpayers of Canada some significant dollars and will be supported on this side of the House.

However there are significant actions that still must be taken. Let me indicate two. Each member of Parliament continues to receive a tax-free, non-receiptable expense allowance starting at $21,300 a year. This must be reformed. Also taxpayers are insisting on real, comprehensive reform to MPs' and senators' pensions, not tinkering.

Canadians are demanding reductions to taxpayers' contributions that are at least $10 million in excess per year by private sector standards and a benefit structure that has created actuarial liabilities of nearly $200 million.

The taxpayers will be watching and we will be watching.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Members Of Parliament
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January 19, 1994

Mr. Stephen Harper (Calgary West)

I have a supplementary question, Mr. Speaker.

I thank the minister for his clarification. Obviously this was a case of a political announcement occurring before this House was consulted and before criteria were publicly known. It creates the impression that we have another pork-barrel program. What action is the minister going to take to ensure that this type of situation does not occur in the future and what precisely did he do about the fact that the announcement was as ill timed as it was?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Infrastructure Program
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January 19, 1994

Mr. Stephen Harper (Calgary West)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the minister responsible for the infrastructure program.

At the beginning of this month the government announced the program's first project, a convention centre in Quebec City. Since then many Canadians have wondered how this project was approved prior to the government's announcement on the criteria for qualification.

I would like the minister to explain to this House by what criteria and by what process the project in Quebec City was approved.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Infrastructure Program
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