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 4 of 1140)


June 17, 2015

Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the Auditor General issued his report and the Senate is acting on it. The NDP leader is obviously trying to make up accusations against some individuals. The truth is that this member took $400,000 from taxpayers, as in the sponsorship scandal, for his own political party. That is completely unacceptable, and the public will have a chance to have its say.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Ethics
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June 17, 2015

Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC)

Once again, Mr. Speaker, after a complete audit the leader of the NDP gets up and makes an accusation against someone who is accused of absolutely nothing.

The fact of the matter is that the Senate has done an audit and the Senate is responding to its recommendations.

What has not been responded to is NDP members taking public money and putting it into their own party organization. That is what was done in the sponsorship scandal. They have done that at a level of three times all of the accusations against senators combined.

It is totally unacceptable. I look forward to Canadians passing judgment on them.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Ethics
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June 16, 2015

Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, this government has the best job creation record among major industrial countries after the recession, with over 1.2 million net new jobs, the vast majority being well-paying, private sector, full-time jobs.

That is why the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, among others, have endorsed this government's economic action plan, and why they do not want the kind of tax hikes that the NDP proposes, not just for business, but for ordinary Canadians and ordinary families. Those would be bad for the economy, bad for Canadians.

We are determined to stay on the path we are on and have a good record for Canadians.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Economy
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June 16, 2015

Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, all the New Democrats care about are big bureaucracies and union bosses. That is not how to create jobs. Canada has one of the best job creation records and growing middle-class incomes, precisely because we make sure we are serving ordinary Canadian families and Canadian workers with policies that benefit them directly.

The NDP would like to take those away and give those to the bureaucracy. That is something that Canadian families and Canadian workers do not want. Countries that have tried it have terrible unemployment and terrible economic results.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Economy
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June 16, 2015

Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, obviously, the facts are quite the opposite.

Canada has one of best economic track records in the period following the great global recession. We now have a balanced budget with lower taxes for Canadian families. We know very well that the NDP wants instead to increases taxes on families. That is a fundamental difference between our two parties.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   The Economy
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