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  CBC News Indepth: Stephen Harper
Harper was elected leader of the newly merged party in March 2004, and was almost immediately plunged into an election campaign called by Paul Martin, the new Liberal prime minister.
Harper is a voracious reader, and the books he tackled in the next year would change the course of his life.
Harper took the helm of the National Citizens Coalition, where he spoke out in defence of taxpayers' rights; penned articles that called official bilingualism "the god that failed" and criticized federal politicians over the "appeasement" of Quebec separatists; and fought limits on third-party election campaign spending.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/harper_stephen   (2795 words)

  Stephen Harper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959, in Toronto, Ontario) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Harper was especially critical of the government's fiscal policy and inability to fully revoke the NEP until 1986.
Harper was named executive assistant to newly-elected Reform MP Deborah Grey in 1989, and served as her chief advisor and speech writer until 1993.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Stephen_Harper   (8552 words)

 Stephen Harper - MSN Encarta
Stephen Harper, born in 1959, Canadian politician, 22nd prime minister of Canada and leader of the country’s Conservative Party.
Stephen Joseph Harper was born in Toronto, Ontario.
Harper received his bachelor's degree in the mid-1980s and went to work as an aide to Hawkes, who had won a seat in the Canadian Parliament when the Progressive Conservatives came to power.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_701766417/Harper_Stephen.html   (577 words)

 Mapleleafweb.com: Party Leader Biography - Stephen Harper: Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
Stephen Harper was born in Toronto, Ontario, in 1959, and grew up in the suburbs of Leaside and Etobicoke.
Harper’s relationship with the Progressive Conservatives, however, was short-lived, as he became disillusioned with the Party and resigned as Hawke’s chief aide in 1986.
Harper was eventually heard by the Supreme Court of Canada, which upheld the legislation, concluding it was constitutional under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
www.mapleleafweb.com /election/bio/harper.html   (1509 words)

 Burkean Canuck: Stephen Harper
Harper's leadership if he won't bring in "political pros and listen to the pros' advice." Both men think the communications staff should be fired, and that Mr.
Stephen wants to be prime minister and form a government because he understands that power will allow his party to make the country better.
Stephen was pressed into service by people who feared the party that at that time had even the vaguest chance of being a viable opposition was going down into oblivion, and they asked him to step into the breach and save the party.
burkeancanuck.blogspot.com /2005/06/stephen-harper.html   (732 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-13)
Stephen Harper was sworn in as Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister on February 6, 2006.
Harper was first elected to the House of Commons in the 1993 federal election as the Reform Party’s candidate in Calgary West.
Stephen Harper was born on April 30, 1959, in Toronto, Ontario.
pm.gc.ca /eng/pm.asp   (363 words)

 Is Stephen Harper a closet homosexual?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-13)
Stephen Harper came under fire yesterday from anti-racism groups and a member of his Conservative Party for what they say was a bid to cash in politically on the Holocaust and the internment of Japanese Canadians more than 60 years ago.
Stephen Harper refused to criticize Mr Day’s offensive email, presumably because the extreme Christian right is still just as important to the party’s future success as it was when it was called the Reform Party.
Stephen Harper, a Christian and Missionary Alliance church member, took office in May as the opposition leader in Parliament after soundly defeating Day in a bitter contest for the party leadership......That future will almost certainly include a change in the party's approach to divisive moral issues.
www.valleyskeptic.com /harper_sponge.html   (1349 words)

 Stephen Harper's Drug Problem
Harper’s drug problem, at least the one we should be concerned about, is one based in his ideological ignorance.
Harper’s penchant for jailing people for drug crimes, and his reluctance to help people who will otherwise turn to theft to fund their addictions, the question of how much this is going to cost us quickly arises.
Harper’s drug problem is considered socially acceptable in the circles he runs in has no doubt allowed it to worsen.
www.cannabisculture.com /articles/4636.html   (1429 words)

 Stephen Harper and Snow White's Apple | The Agonist
Stephen Harper, Canada’s Prime Minister, probably doesn’t think of politics in quite that way, but he understands exactly what I mean.
Stephen Harper has a bright future, if he can get to an election before Southern Ontario collapses along with GM and Ford; and before Northern Ontario loses entire towns due to timber restrictions.
Harper's background is as an economist--he's ignoring that part of himself and choosing to be a divisive politician.
agonist.org /ian_welsh/20060508/stephen_harper_and_snow_whites_apple   (787 words)

 Stephen Harper - Uncyclopedia
Stephen Harper was born in Toronto, Ontario (now Stephengrad) to middle-class parents who were former Soviet agents of Yukos.
Harper was sad aboat the deceptive political manoeuvre as well, but to win the federal election, he had to reject his Albertan heritage in order to win the Middle-easterners in Ontario.
Harper believes in the utility of the military and is willing to spend for it, but he doesn't think it should get anymore than money, as evinced by his total flout on military death.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Stephen_Harper   (997 words)

 BBC NEWS | Americas | Profile: Stephen Harper
The Stephen Harper who will become Canada's first right-wing prime minister in more than a decade appears to be very different from the man who lost the 2004 election to the Liberals.
Accusations that Mr Harper was a pro-Bush "extremist" who would curb abortion rights and put an end to same-sex marriages failed to stick, as his campaign focused on fiscal policy.
Mr Harper - an economist who is reputed to be more at home ploughing through economic theory than working a crowd - has also suggested he will review Canada's decision not to re-join the US anti-ballistic missile shield.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/4642250.stm   (369 words)

 President Stephen Harper :: thetyee.ca
Harper's loyalty to corporations should be expressed so brazenly to the oil industry that is the ruler of Alberta politics, start-up financier of the Reform Party and key to Harper's political base.
Harper needs to be exposed for the corporate lap dog that he is. I would encourage the many intelligent posters on this site to write letters to the editor, phone the call in shows, write your MP with your complaints, go to organized protests.
Harper is a Republican Libertarian with a strictly Calgary-oil based view of the world, that was clear in everything that he did prior to the most recent election.
thetyee.ca /Views/2006/04/20/PresidentHarper   (8688 words)

 Stephen Harper - SourceWatch
On foreign affairs outside North America, however, Harper is, by left wing observers, considered to be a true neo-conservative.
The Canadian federal election, 2004 is often perceived as a battle between Harper and sitting Liberal Party of Canada Prime Minister Paul Martin.
Harper had explicitly ruled out such a deal with Layton or the Bloc Quebecois, a regional Quebec separatist party, however in a statement released in the summer of 2004 following the election, all party leaders agreed to seek consensus on issues important to Canadians.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Stephen_Harper   (366 words)

 Prime Minister of Canada: Prime Minister Stephen Harper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-13)
Stephen Harper was sworn in as Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister on February 6, 2006.
Harper was first elected to the House of Commons in the 1993 federal election as the Reform Party’s candidate in Calgary West.
Stephen Harper was born on April 30, 1959, in Toronto, Ontario.
www.pm.gc.ca /eng/pm.asp?featureId=7   (364 words)

 VDARE.com: 05/29/04 - Canadian Conservative Leader No Immigration “Extremist.” Too Bad. by Kevin Michael Grace
Harper did start off as a policy wonk and ideologue, even reportedly admiring Peter Brimelow’s The Patriot Game (the 1986 book that made Brimelow as popular in Canada as Alien Nation did a decade later in the U.S.).
It seemed to me that Harper was not only one of the handful of Canadians prepared to speak truthfully about immigration but also that he was prepared to do something about it…if ever he had the chance.
So determined is Harper to appear “moderate” that he even boasted in a speech he had called the RCMP to demand criminal charges against a Canadian Indian leader who had made anti-Semitic remarks.
www.vdare.com /misc/grace_conservative_leader.htm   (1252 words)

 Biographie de Stephen Harper
Stephen Harper consacre sa carrière politique à défendre les Canadiens qui travaillent fort, paient leurs impôts et respectent les règles.  Son plan pour le Canada s’attaque aux questions qui comptent vraiment pour les Canadiens.
Stephen Harper est né le 30 avril 1959 à Toronto (Ontario).
Harper et son épouse, Laureen, ont deux enfants, Benjamin et Rachel.
www.conservative.ca /FR/1002   (328 words)

 Why Stephen Harper Lost (by John Chuckman) - Media Monitors Network (MMN)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-13)
Harper's party was born in the very-public breaking of a written promise by McKay.
Well, Harper is not Klein, and reportedly Klein himself is not all that taken with Harper, but Klein's angry-child approach to politics does provide a context for anyone outside Alberta to judge a new party based there.
What Harper seemed to be saying was that he wants to cut back on the Charter, so that Courts would have little latitude in interpreting it - that is, he wants to move in the direction of a highway code specifying things like parking so many meters from a fire hydrant.
usa.mediamonitors.net /headlines/why_stephen_harper_lost   (3010 words)

 The surprising Stephen Harper | csmonitor.com
Harper was possibly the only Canadian who believed he would win.
The result is a peddling of hysteria about Harper's alleged "hidden agenda" – a conviction that, with a majority government, he would destroy Canada's social safety net, sell our mothers to oil companies, and sign us up as the 51st US state.
Those fears, however unfounded, are what stopped Canadians just short of giving Harper and his Conservatives a majority last time, and are what he needs to allay.
www.csmonitor.com /2007/0123/p09s01-coop.html   (926 words)

 Stephen Harper - Wikiquote
Stephen Harper (born April 30, 1959, in Toronto, Ontario) is the Prime Minister of Canada.
Harper is leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, a party created from the merger of the Canadian Alliance Party (formerly the Reform Party) and the Progressive Conservative Party.
Stephen Harper Said a Liberal Party website recording some of Mr.
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/Stephen_Harper   (1997 words)

 Canadian Dimension / Articles » Will the real Stephen Harper please stand up? (Murray Dobbin)
Many of the quotes below came from Stephen Harper during the period that he was head of the National Citizens Coalition, the most virulently right-wing and anti-government organization in the country.
Harper’s position ˜ literally right up to that moment in the campaign ˜ was one of total support for the US military and all that it did and stood for.
Stephen Harper says he is going to save Medicare, support public transit, and defend Canadian sovereignty, and give the poor a break.
canadiandimension.com /articles/2006/01/12/298   (2387 words)

But this is not the first time the new Conservative prime minister, Stephen Harper, has been part of this elite group of secret world leaders.
Harper was photographed at the 2003 meeting in Versailles, France.
At UN climate talks that ended May 26 in Bonn, Germany, Canada said it is unable to meet a legally binding target to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases by 2012 and that it will take part in an extension only if all nations agree.
www.americanfreepress.net /html/harper_new_bilderberg_boy.html   (512 words)

 Stephen Harper's Withdrawal from Iraq
Stephen Harper, by contrast, showed a bottomless reserve of credulousness for Bush, outdoing even CA colleague Stockwell Day in his eagerness to swallow and pass undigested every toad the US President offered.
Harper opened by reminding those present that his party had called for participation in the predeployment exercises, and he proudly recalled his own remarks of the previous October.
Harper then made an appearance on Fox News to endorse the war on behalf of "the silent majority" of Canadians.
www.vcn.bc.ca /~dastow/harper.html   (1712 words)

 The Hammer - Dave McGraw Interviews Stephen Harper
Harper's reputation as a stiff, wooden, policy wonk, Dave only fell asleep four times while interviewing him-a new Canadian record for reporters.
Harper, thank you for joining me. Hopefully, this coming together of you and me will be an easier merger than that last one you were involved in.
Harper, can you assure the people of Canada that a Conservative government will be as pure as the driven snow in its awarding of contracts?
www.thehammer.ca /content/2004/0430/dave_mcgraw_stephen_harper.html   (1176 words)

 Canada’s Conservative Party wins - Americas - MSNBC.com
Canada's Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper celebrates his election win with his family in Calgary on Monday night.
Harper has said he would reconsider a U.S. missile defense scheme rejected by the current Liberal government of Martin.
Harper said it was symbolic of the Quebecois desire for national unity as opposed to sovereignty for the French-speaking province.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/10988596   (708 words)

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