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 3 of 1140)


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, here is a party that itself has been found guilty of inappropriate robocalls and has been forced to return union funds that it illegally raised, and knowingly did so, and of course, still, $2.7 million was taken out of the House of Commons by the NDP, not for any parliamentary purpose, for the use of its own party offices across the country.

This is exactly the kind of thing that happened in the sponsorship scandal, and the NDP will be held accountable.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Ethics
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June 17, 2015

Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, at least the leader of the Liberal Party knows when to stop getting up.

The government's job creation record in a period of global economic uncertainty is not parallelled in major industrial countries. We have done that with a balanced budget and with lower taxes for Canadian businesses and Canadian workers and Canadian families. Every sector—the automotive sector, the exporters and manufacturers—is strongly supportive of the government's economic action plan, and nothing is going to convince those businesses or Canadian workers to buy the snake oil that somehow high taxes and big deficits are going to bring about greater prosperity. People can see what NDP policies have done in other countries. They are not going to have them here.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Employment
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June 17, 2015

Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, this government made a commitment to Canadians, and especially Canadians in the regions, to abolish the long gun registry, and we passed legislation to do just that in this Parliament.

The RCMP obviously complies with the law, as does the government.

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

Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, this government has apologized for that. We have brought to the attention of the Pope and the Catholic Church the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It will be up to the Catholic Church to decide how to respond to the recommendations that are pertinent to it.

The kind of change Canadians are seeking is change that means more prosperity, lower taxes and greater trade. That is the kind of change they are looking for. They are not looking for the high tax, protectionist, anti-prosperity agenda of the NDP.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Aboriginal Affairs
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