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Stephen Harper

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper

Profession: 22nd Prime Minister of Canada


Biography: Harper was a Conservative Party politician and the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada, serving between 2006 and 2015.

Born: April 30, 1959
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Age: 63 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus

Married Life

  • 1993-12-11 Canada's PM Stephen Harper (34) weds Laureen Teskey (30)

Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 2006-01-24 After losing the federal election to Stephen Harper, Paul Martin resigns as leader of the Liberal party
  • 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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