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Stephen Harper

Knowledge Identifier: +Stephen_Harper


Stephen Harper

22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Partyadd

Category: Politics

Born in 1959.

Countries: Canada (75%), United States (5%), United Kingdom (5%)

Main connections: Conservative Party of Canada, Peter MacKay, Jim Flaherty

Linked to: Conservative Party of Canada, Liberal Party of Canada, Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, Reform Party of Canada




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Stephen Harper was born in 1959 add something


He graduated in 1978, and was a member of Richview Collegiate's team on Reach for the Top, a television quiz show for Canadian high school students. add something


Laureen Harper - Teskey joined the Reform Party of Canada in the late 1980s, and met Stephen Harper at the Reform assembly in Saskatoon in 1990


He became chief aide to Progressive Conservative MP Jim Hawkes in 1985, but later became disillusioned with both the party and the government of Brian Mulroney, especially the administration's fiscal policy and its inability to fully revoke the NEP until 1986. add something


Laureen was formerly married to New Zealander Neil Fenton from 1985 to 1988. add something


Jim Hawkes - From 1985 to 1986, Hawkes' chief aide was future prime minister Stephen Harper


Manning invited him to participate in the party, and Harper gave a speech at Reform's 1987 founding convention in Winnipeg. add something


This resulted in the first centre-right majority government since the Progressive Conservatives won what would be their last majority in 1988. add something


Barry Chase - He worked with Stephen Harper on his first campaign back in 1988, in the Calgary West federal riding


Bert Brown - Senator Brown has undertaken this lobbying with the support of three government committee tours Canada-wide during 1989, 1994 and 2008 at the behest of Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Harper's relationship with Manning became strained in 1992, due to conflicting strategies over the Charlottetown Accord. add something


He resigned as policy chief in October 1992. add something


Harper became Grey's executive assistant, and was her chief adviser and speechwriter until 1993. add something


Harper married Laureen Teskey in 1993. add something


Harper stood for office again in the 1993 federal election, and defeated Jim Hawkes amid a significant Reform breakthrough in Western Canada. add something


He later returned there to earn a master's degree in economics, completed in 1993. add something


At the Reform Party's 1994 policy convention, Harper was part of a small minority of delegates who voted against restricting the definition of marriage to "the union of one man and one woman". add something


In 1994, he opposed plans by federal Justice Minister Allan Rock to introduce spousal benefits for same-sex couples. add something


In early 1994, he criticized a party decision to establish a personal expense account for Preston Manning at a time when other Reform MPs had been asked to forego parliamentary perquisites. add something


Harper was the only Reform MP to support the creation of the Canadian Firearms Registry at second reading in 1995, although he later voted against it at third reading stage. add something


Harper considered campaigning for the Progressive Conservative Party leadership in 1998, after Jean Charest left federal politics. add something


John Herron (New Brunswick politician) - After Progressive Conservative leader Jean Charest resigned in April 1998 to lead Quebec Federalists as leader of the Quebec Liberal Party, Herron and fellow MP Jim Jones met with Stephen Harper to explore Harper's interest in the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party


Harper was skeptical about the Reform Party's United Alternative initiative in 1999, arguing that it would serve to consolidate Manning's hold on the party leadership. add something


In late 1999, Harper called for the federal government to establish clear rules for any future Quebec referendum on sovereignty. add something


After the death of Pierre Trudeau in 2000, Harper wrote an editorial criticizing Trudeau's policies as they affected Western Canada. add something


Conservative Party percentages are contrasted with the combined Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative percentages from 2000. add something


John Baird (Canadian politician) - Baird supported a Canadian Alliance candidate in the 2000 federal election, and later endorsed Stephen Harper's bid to lead the newly-formed Conservative Party of Canada in its 2004 leadership election


Day's leadership of the Canadian Alliance became increasingly troubled throughout the summer of 2001, as several party MPs called for his resignation. add something


Harper and the NCC endorsed a private school tax credit proposed by Ontario's Progressive Conservative government in 2001, arguing that it would "save about $7,000 for each student who does not attend a union-run public school". add something


Harper emerged as Day's main rival, and declared his own candidacy on December 3, 2001. add something


Harper announced his resignation from the NCC presidency in August 2001, to prepare a campaign. add something


Stockwell Day called a new Canadian Alliance leadership race for 2002, and soon declared himself a candidate. add something


The leadership vote was held on March 20, 2002. add something


The tone of the leadership contest turned hostile in February 2002. add something


Harper officially became Leader of the Opposition in May 2002. add something


Joe Clark - This lasted until 2002, when Stephen Harper ousted Day as Alliance leader


In March 2003 Harper and Stockwell Day co-wrote a letter to The Wall Street Journal in which they condemned the Canadian government's unwillingness to participate in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. add something


After reaching an agreement with MacKay in October 2003, the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada officially merged in December, with the new party being named the "Conservative Party of Canada". add something


Darrel Stinson - He continued his opposition to any merger with the Tories, and in 2003 was the only Canadian Alliance MP to vote against Stephen Harper's merger plan in a caucus meeting, but he later came to support the new party


Tony Clement - Moving to federal politics, he was a candidate for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada after its formation from the merger of the Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance parties in 2003, but ultimately lost to Stephen Harper


Peter MacKay - On October 15, 2003, he and Canadian Alliance leader Stephen Harper agreed to merge the two parties, forming the Conservative Party of Canada


Peter MacKay - On October 15, 2003, the merger talks culminated in MacKay and Alliance leader Stephen Harper signing an Agreement in Principle on the establishment of the Conservative Party of Canada, whereby the Progressive Conservatives and the Canadian Alliance would merge to form a new Conservative Party of Canada


John Lynch-Staunton - From December 8, 2003, with the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada ratified by both parties, he served as interim leader of the new Conservative Party of Canada until the election of Stephen Harper in March 2004


Harper was elected the first leader of the Conservative Party, with a first ballot majority against Belinda Stronach and Tony Clement on March 20, 2004. add something


Doug Phillips (politician) - In 2004 he joined the Yukon Land Use Planning Council, and was serving as its chair when he was appointed Commissioner of Yukon by Prime Minister Stephen Harper


W. David Angus - Conservative Party of Canada leader Stephen Harper appointed Angus to the Conservative Fund Canada in 2005 and he became once again chairman emeritus


Jim Flaherty - On June 13, 2005, the Canadian news website reported that a meeting of prominent Conservative organizers and fundraisers had been held to plan for a Flaherty bid for the leadership of the federal party should Stephen Harper resign


As a result, Parliament was dissolved and a general election was scheduled for January 23, 2006. add something


Harper was sworn in as Canada's 22nd Prime Minister on February 6, 2006. add something


On March 11 and March 12, 2006, Harper made a surprise trip to Afghanistan, where Canadian Forces personnel have been deployed as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force since late 2001, to visit troops in theatre as a show of support for their efforts, and as a demonstration of the government's commitment to reconstruction and stability in the region. add something


Time magazine named him as Canada's Newsmaker of the Year in 2006. add something


President occurred at the end of March 2006. add something


Jim Flaherty - Stephen Harper specifically promised "not to raid Senior's nest eggs" during the 2006 federal election


Jack Layton - A motion of non-confidence followed, moved by Stephen Harper and seconded by Layton, triggering the 2006 federal election


David Miller (Canadian politician) - Despite ideological differences, Miller commended Stephen Harper, who was elected as Martin's successor in 2006, for taking urban issues seriously


Wes Penner - During the 2006 election, Penner opposed Conservative leader Stephen Harper's plans to revisit the issue of same-sex marriage


Peter MacKay - Following the Conservative victory in the 2006 election, Prime Minister Stephen Harper named MacKay as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency; he was tasked to be the political minister for both his home province, and for neighbouring Prince Edward Island, just as his father Elmer had done between 1988 and 1993


Paul Martin - Forced by a confidence vote, the 2006 general election produced a minority government for the opposition Conservative Party, making Stephen Harper prime minister


Lawrence Arthur Dumoulin Cannon - His great-nephew Lawrence Cannon was a Member of Parliament from 2006 to 2011, serving in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet


Elizabeth May - However, as Mulroney himself noted, she saw him as "the best of a bad bunch", and the timing of the event was calculated to pressure current Prime Minister Stephen Harper to improve his environmental policies in the spring 2006 federal budget


Mark Wainberg - In 2006, Dr. Wainberg criticized the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper for his absence from the XVI International AIDS Conference of which Dr. Wainberg was the Co-Chair


Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen - In 2006, she signed an open letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper urging him to open the Kyoto Protocol to debate by holding balanced, comprehensive public-consultation sessions on the Canadian government's climate change plans


Bill Davis - In the 2006 federal campaign, he campaigned for Conservative Leader Stephen Harper and endorsed former provincial minister Jim Flaherty


Marjory LeBreton - Over time, she warmed to the new party, and later served as one of Stephen Harper's top advisors in the 2006 federal election


Louis Plamondon - Plamondon was elected to a seventh term in the 2006 federal election, as the Conservative Party won a minority government under the leadership of Stephen Harper


Karlheinz Schreiber - Schreiber claimed that he had written a letter to current Prime Minister Stephen Harper on his extradition situation, and that he had asked Mulroney to intercede with Harper on this matter when Mulroney met with Harper in 2006


Shadia Drury - She often compares American right-wing policy with the Alberta-bred Reform Party-Canadian Alliance Party, one of the predecessors of the Conservative Party formed through a merger between it and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada which has formed a minority government since 2006, with former Reform Party MP Stephen Harper as its leader and Prime Minister


Marjory LeBreton - She served as an advisor to opposition leader Stephen Harper during the 2006 election, which Harper won


David Miller (Canadian politician) - This program was extended in 2006 by Martin's successor as Prime Minister, Stephen Harper


Mario Laframboise - When the Conservative government of Stephen Harper was elected to power after the 2006 election, Laframboise urged them to adopt a motion by the Bloc Québécois that would have modified the Employment Insurance Bill which would helped workers who've lost their jobs - at that time a local Thurso sawmill closed in early 2006


Derek Burney - On January 24, 2006, newly elected Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Burney would play a key role in the transfer of power from Paul Martin's Liberals to Harper's Conservatives


Joe Fontana - He served as Minister of Labour in Paul Martin's minority government until February 6, 2006, when Stephen Harper was sworn in as Prime Minister


Gary Lunn - Lunn was Minister of Natural Resources in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper from February 6, 2006 to October 30, 2008, when he became Minister of State and Minister responsible for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics


Tony Clement - On February 6, 2006, Clement was appointed as Minister of Health by Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Jim Flaherty - On February 6, 2006, Flaherty became Minister of Finance in Stephen Harper's new Conservative cabinet


Bev Oda - On February 6, 2006, Oda was sworn in as Heritage Minister in the cabinet of the newly elected Conservative government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Jean-Pierre Blackburn - On February 6, 2006, he was appointed Minister of Labour and Housing in Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Cabinet


Greg Thompson - On February 6, 2006, he was appointed Minister of Veterans Affairs in Stephen Harper's Cabinet


Sylvie Boucher - On February 7, 2006, Boucher was appointed as parliamentary secretary to Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Helena Guergis - On February 7, 2006, she was named by Prime Minister Stephen Harper as parliamentary secretary to David Emerson, the Minister of International Trade, and the Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics


Michael Wilson (politician) - On 16 February 2006, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the nomination of Wilson as Ambassador of Canada to the United States of America


Gordon Barnhart - On April 28, 2006, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Gordon Barnhart would replace Lynda Haverstock as Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan


Michael Ignatieff - Prime Minister Stephen Harper called a vote in the House of Commons for May 17, 2006, on extending the Canadian Forces current deployment in Afghanistan until February 2009


Ruby Dhalla - In June 2006, she criticized Health Minister Tony Clement over a possible conflict-of-interest relating to his ownership of shares in Prudential Chem Inc. The following month, she described Prime Minister Stephen Harper's refusal to attend an international AIDS conference in Toronto as "extremely upsetting"


Abigail Bakan - In a protest held in Toronto on July 29, 2006, Bakan criticized the Government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper for supporting "Israel's illegal action against the Lebanese and Palestinian people


Heather Reisman - In August 2006, as a result of differing reactions by the two main Canadian political parties to the 2006 Lebanon War, Reisman announced that she and husband Gerry Schwartz would be joining Robert Lantos in withdrawing their longtime support for the Liberal Party of Canada and supporting the Conservative Party of Canada under Stephen Harper


David Miller (Canadian politician) - In November 2006, Miller stood with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier Dalton McGuinty to announce tougher bail conditions for persons accused of gun crimes


Don Cherry - After appearing in the Canadian House of Commons on November 7, 2006, he formally stated his support for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, whom he called "a grinder and a mucker" by saying "I give a thumbs up to Stephen Harper for sure


Jaggi Singh - On November 24, 2006, Singh was arrested yet again and charged with violating earlier bail conditions for taking part in a 15-person protest against Canadian involvement in the war on Afghanistan at a press conference convened by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Montreal General Hospital


Elizabeth May - Prime Minister Stephen Harper scheduled a by-election for that seat on November 27, 2006, and May stood as the candidate for the Green Party


Bold indicates parties with members elected to the House of Commons. add something


Harper taped a cameo appearance in an episode of the television show Corner Gas which aired March 12, 2007. add something


Yann Martel - From 2007 to 2011, Martel worked on a project entitled "What is Stephen Harper Reading-" Every two weeks, he sent the Prime Minister of Canada one book that portrays "stillness," with an accompanying explanatory note


Darrel Reid - In April 2007, Reid was appointed Deputy Director of Policy and Research to Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Elizabeth May - In April 2007, during a speech by May to a London, Ontario United Church of Canada, she quoted British author George Monbiot stating, in reference to climate policy, that "In the eyes of history, John Howard, George Bush, and Stephen Harper will be judged more culpable than Neville Chamberlain


Bert Brown - Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised to advise the Governor General to appoint Brown to the next available Senate seat from Alberta, according to comments made in the House of Commons April 18, 2007


Bert Brown - He was appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on July 10, 2007, and sits in the Senate as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada


Peter MacKay - On August 14, 2007, Stephen Harper shuffled MacKay from Foreign Affairs to Defence, replacing Gordon O'Connor


Brian Mulroney - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper had called a public inquiry in November 2007, and appointed future Governor General David Lloyd Johnston as a special adviser, to study the matter and prepare terms of reference for the inquiry


David Johnston - On November 14, 2007, Johnston was appointed by Governor General Michaëlle Jean, on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, as an independent adviser and charged with drafting for the Cabinet the terms of reference for the public inquiry, known as the Oliphant Commission, into the Airbus affair


Karlheinz Schreiber - On November 26, 2007, Canadian Press reported that Democracy Watch head Duff Conacher claimed that Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Justice Minister Rob Nicholson are in a conflict of interest position with respect to the Mulroney-Schreiber matters, and had asked the Federal Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson to investigate


Harper issued this apology in 2008. add something


The Conservative Party received a greater number of total votes than in 2008. add something


Joe Clark - A public inquiry on these matters, and on other business dealings between Mulroney and Schreiber, was called for early 2008 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Stevie Cameron - Cameron was subpoenaed by the Oliphant Commission as a potential witness for the public inquiry called by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in early 2008, under terms defined by David Lloyd Johnston


John Babcock - In 2008 he was visited by Canadian officials and wrote to Prime Minister Stephen Harper that he was interested in regaining his Canadian citizenship in a letter that was hand-delivered to him in a cabinet meeting


Mike Lake (politician) - In 2008, he was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary of Industry by Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Jim Prentice - On June 11, 2008 Prime Minister Stephen Harper thanked Jim Prentice for his work on addressing the matter of the Indian residential schools and providing a government apology for the residential school system


Jack Layton - On June 11, 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made it known that he had received private counsel from Layton on the matter of Indian residential schools and the apology to former students of the schools


Peter MacKay - Stephen Harper did in fact declare Parliament "dysfunctional" in August 2008 and called on Governor General of Canada Michaëlle Jean to dissolve parliament for the 2008 federal election


Jean Chretien - In November 2008, Chrétien and former NDP leader Ed Broadbent came out of retirement to negotiate a formal coalition agreement between the Liberals, the New Democratic Party and the Bloc Québécois, the first power-sharing coalition since World War I, in a bid to form a new government to replace the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Tarek Fatah - In December 2008, Canada's largest circulating newspaper, the "Toronto Star", suggested to Prime Minister Stephen Harper that he appoint Fatah to one of the vacant seats in the Canadian Senate


John Baird (Canadian politician) - In late November and early December 2008, a website went online allegedly representing a movement to draft Baird for leader of the Conservative Party, in the face of Stephen Harper facing possible defeat by an opposition coalition


Mike Duffy - On December 22, 2008, Duffy was named a Prince Edward Island representative to the Senate of Canada on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, sitting as a Conservative


On December 30, 2009, Harper announced that he would request the governor general prorogue Parliament again, effective immediately on December 30, 2009, during the 2010 Winter Olympics and lasting until March 3, 2010. add something


Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaking at 2009 Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa . add something


The opposition coalition dissolved shortly after, with the Conservatives winning a Liberal supported confidence vote on January 29, 2009. add something


The request was granted by Jean, and the prorogation lasted until January 26, 2009. add something


Fabian Manning - Manning was appointed to the Senate by Stephen Harper, on January 2, 2009


Leonard Gustafson - On January 8, 2009 it was announced that Mr Gustafson was appointed to the Privy Council on the advise of Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Michael Ignatieff - On February 19, 2009, during U.S. President Barack Obama's election visit to Ottawa to meet Prime Minister Stephen Harper, which was the President's first foreign trip since taking office, Obama met with Ignatieff as per parliamentary protocol where the leader of the opposition meets foreign dignitaries


Philip S. Lee - His appointment as lieutenant governor was made by Governor General Michaëlle Jean, on the advise of Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, on June 19, 2009


Linda Frum - On August 27, 2009 she was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Jacques Demers - On August 27, 2009, he was nominated by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to fill the Canadian Senate seat vacated by Yoine Goldstein


Don Plett - On August 27, 2009, the office of Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that Plett was among nine new appointees to the Senate


Michael Ignatieff - On August 31, 2009, Ignatieff announced that the Liberal Party would withdraw support for the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Elizabeth May - Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on October 3, 2009 that these by-elections would be held on November 9, 2009


Harper filled five vacancies in the Senate of Canada with appointments of new Conservative senators, on January 29, 2010. add something


Munir Sheikh, Canada's Chief Statistician appointed on Harper's advice, resigned on July 21, 2010, in protest of the government's change in policy. add something


As of January 2010, the ruling Conservatives had raised the federal deficit back to $36 billion dollars. add something


The CAJ again criticized Harper's control over the media in an open letter in June 2010. add something


David Johnston - He was in 2010 appointed as governor general by Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, on the recommendation of Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, to replace Michaëlle Jean as viceroy


Donald Ethell - On 8 April 2010, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced his appointment as the next Lieutenant Governor of Alberta


Christian Klengenberg - On 12 May 2010, Klengenberg's great-granddaughter, Edna Elias, was appointed as the 4th Commissioner of Nunavut by Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Helena Guergis - On May 16, 2010 Alfred Apps, Canada's Liberal party president, said Guergis was treated unfairly by PM Stephen Harper


David Johnston - On July 8, 2010, the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada announced that Queen Elizabeth II had approved Prime Minister Stephen Harper's recommendation of Johnston to succeed Michaëlle Jean as the Queen's representative


Julian Assange - On 30 November 2010, Tom Flanagan, a former aide to the Canadian prime minister, Stephen Harper, called for Assange's assassination


Larry Smith (Canadian politician) - On December 18, 2010, he was summoned to the Canadian Senate on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and sat as a Conservative


Lois Brown - Also in January 2011, Brown was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation by Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Lois Brown - Brown was appointed to the Red Tape Reduction Commission by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in January 2011


Jack Layton - On March 26, 2011, in response to Harper's allegations that a coalition is not a legitimate or principled way to form government, Duceppe stated that Harper had once tried to form a coalition government with the Bloc and NDP. In 2004 Stephen Harper privately met with Bloc Québécois leader Gilles Duceppe and New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton in a Montreal hotel


Lois Brown - Following her re-election on May 2, 2011, Brown was re-appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation by Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Steven Blaney - On May 18, 2011, Blaney was appointed to the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Fabian Manning - Prime Minister Stephen Harper re-appointed Mr Manning to the Senate on May 25, 2011


Jarome Iginla - Iginla visited Canadian troops in Afghanistan on May 30, 2011, in a surprise whirlwind visit with Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Helena Guergis - On December 22, 2011, Guergis launched a defamation lawsuit against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and several other people and organizations, including the federal Conservative Party, filed in Ontario Superior Court, over accusations of unfair and malicious treatment causing damage to her political career and reputation


He is working on a book of the history of hockey, which he hopes to publish in 2012, and writes articles occasionally on the subject. add something


On September 27, 2012, Harper received the World Statesman of the Year award add something


Mirza Masroor Ahmad - He later sent messages to President Barack Obama of the USA, Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, and Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom warning them of the destruction and ramifications of nuclear warfare, on March 25, 2012


Jim Flaherty - On May 1, 2012, Flaherty was directed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to put an end to his repeated criticisms of Ontario's government and finance minister


Lawrence Cannon - On May 10, 2012, Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Cannon as ambassador to France


On October 3, 2013, Harper announced the nomination of supernumerary Federal Court of Appeals Justice Marc Nadon to the Supreme Court to replace the retiring Justice Morris Fish add something


In 2014, the National Council of Canadian Muslims decided to sue Harper after he failed to apologize for claiming the group had links to terrorists add something


On January 20, 2014, Harper addressed the Israeli Knesset in Givat Ram, Jerusalem add something


Since taking office, the stance of the Harper government is that a legally binding climate change agreement such as the Kyoto Protocol that does not include the United States and China, the world's two largest polluters, is useless, and that an agreement including those two countries will hopefully be negotiated by 2015 add something


Under the Canada Elections Act, there must be a general election no later than October 19, 2015 add something


Harper resigned as Prime Minister during a meeting with Governor General David Johnston, who accepted the resignation, after which Johnston invited Trudeau to form a government on November 4, 2015 add something


Though Harper won his seat of Calgary-Heritage in the October 19, 2015, federal election, the Conservative Party was defeated by the Liberal Party of Canada, led by Justin Trudeau, who was sworn-in as Harper's successor on November 4, 2015 add something


In December 2015, Harper had set up Harper & Associates Consulting Inc., a corporation that lists him a director alongside close associates Ray Novak and Jeremy Hunt add something


Harper announced in May 2016 that he plans to resign his seat in the House of Commons during the summer before the fall session of parliament add something


In August 2016 President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine awarded Stephen_Harper with the highest award for foreigners - Order of Liberty add something


Harper stepped down as MP on August 26, 2016 add something


Andrew Scheer was elected as the next leader of the Conservative Party in May 2017 add something


In October 2017, Harper received media attention for criticizing Justin Trudeau's handling of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement started by the United States under President Donald Trump, stating that Trudeau was too unwilling to make concessions to the U.S., sided too closely with Mexico, and tried to advance left-wing policies through the renegotiations add something


On February 2, 2018, Harper revealed in a statement that he knew about the sexual misconduct allegations against Conservative MP Rick Dykstra during the 2015 election but could not justify removing him as a candidate because the investigation was closed by police a year ago add something


On March 26, 2018, Harper attended the international Fellowship of Christians and Jews Gala at Mar-a-Lago where he stated that he expressed support American President Donald Trump speech on Jerusalem add something