Stephen Harper Biography

Stephen Joseph Harper is a Canadian politician who is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and the Leader of the Conservative Party. Harper became prime minister in 2006, forming a minority government after the 2006 election. He is the first prime minister to come from the newly reconstituted Conservative Party, which formed after a merger of the Progressive Conservative Party and the Canadian Alliance.

Harper has been the Member of Parliament for the riding of Calgary Southwest in Alberta since 2002. Earlier, from 1993 to 1997, he was the MP for Calgary West. He was one of the founding members of the Reform Party, but did not seek re-election in the 1997 federal election. Harper instead joined and later led the National Citizens Coalition, a conservative lobbyist group. In 2002, he succeeded Stockwell Day as leader of the Canadian Alliance and returned to parliament as Leader of the Opposition. In 2003, he reached an agreement with Progressive Conservative leader Peter MacKay for the merger of their two parties to form the Conservative Party of Canada. He was elected as the party's first non-interim leader in March 2004. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Stephen Harper
Nationality:
Canada
Profession:
Prime Minister of Canada, Economist, Politician
Religion:
Christian and Missionary Alliance, Evangelicalism
Date of Birth:
April 30, 1959 (63)
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Marriages
Stephen Harper Timeline
  • 2004-03-20
    Stephen Harper wins the leadership of the newly created Conservative Party of Canada, becoming the party's first leader.
  • 2005-11-24
    Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Parliament Stephen Harper, introduces a motion of no confidence. The motion is passed on November 28 leading to the dissolution of the 38th Canadian Parliament.
  • 2006-11-27
    The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.
  • 2008-06-11
    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an official historic apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to a residential school abuse in which children were isolated from their homes, families and cultures for a century.
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