Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada

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Stephen Joseph Harper

Current Location:: Ottawa, Ottawa Division, ON, Canada
Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Toronto, Toronto Division, ON, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Harris Harper and <private> Harper (Johnston)
Husband of <private> Harper (Teskey)
Father of <private> Harper and <private> Harper
Brother of <private> Harper and <private> Harper

Occupation: Economist, member of parliament, prime minister
Managed by: Jordan Eric O'Brien
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    • <private> Harper (Johnston)
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About Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada

Ancestral path to Christopher Harper is detailed in the 45th newsletter of the Tantramar Heritage Trust: http://heritage.tantramar.com/WFNewsletter_45.html



Stephen Joseph Harper PC MP (born April 30, 1959) is the twenty-second and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party. Harper became prime minister when his party formed a minority government after the 2006 federal election. He is the first prime minister from the newly reconstituted Conservative Party, following a merger of the Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance parties.

Harper has been the Member of Parliament (MP) 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, and instead joined, and shortly thereafter led, the National Citizens Coalition. In 2002, he succeeded Stockwell Day as leader of the Canadian Alliance (the successor to the Reform Party) 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.

Harper's Conservative Party won a stronger minority in the October 2008 federal election, showing a small increase in the percentage of the popular vote and increased representation in the Canadian House of Commons, with 143 of 308 seats. The 40th Canadian Parliament was dissolved in March 2011, after a no-confidence vote that found the Cabinet in contempt of parliament was passed by the opposition parties.

In the May 2011 federal election, Harper's Conservative Party won a majority government, the first since the 2000 federal election. His party won 166 seats, an increase of 23 seats from the October 2008 election.

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Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada's Timeline

April 30, 1959
Toronto, Toronto Division, ON, Canada
Age 33
November 11, 2010
- November 12, 2010
Age 51
Seoul, South Korea

The 2010 G20 Seoul Summit was the fifth meeting of the G-20 heads of government, to discuss the global financial system and the world economy, which took place in Seoul, South Korea, on November 11–12, 2010. Korea was the first non-G8 nation to host a G-20 Leaders Summit.

The G20 is the premier forum for discussing, planning, and monitoring international economic cooperation.

The theme of the summit was "Shared Growth Beyond Crisis".

November 3, 2011
- November 4, 2011
Age 52
Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

The 2011 G-20 Cannes Summit was the sixth meeting of the G-20 heads of government in a series of on-going discussions about financial markets and the world economy.

The G-20 forum is the avenue for the G20 economies to discuss, plan and monitor international economic cooperation. While the summit achieved little progress on resolving the Eurozone crisis and providing concrete measures to addressing global financial imbalances, it did produce some tangible results, including the adoption of the Cannes Action Plan for Growth and Jobs, the launch of the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) and the endorsement of an Action Plan on Food Price Volatility and Agriculture.

June 18, 2012
- June 19, 2012
Age 53
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico

The 2012 G-20 Los Cabos Summit was the seventh meeting of the G-20 heads of government.

It was held in the Los Cabos Convention Center, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, from June 18–19, 2012.

September 5, 2013
- September 6, 2013
Age 54
Saint Petersburg, gorod Sankt-Peterburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia

The 2013 G-20 Saint Petersburg summit was the eighth meeting of the G-20 heads of government. The hosting venue was the Constantine Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on 5–6 September 2013.

November 15, 2014
- November 16, 2014
Age 55
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The 2014 G20 Brisbane summit was the ninth meeting of the G20 heads of government. It was held in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, Australia, on 15–16 November 2014. The hosting venue was the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre at South Brisbane. The event was the largest ever peacetime police operation in Australia.

On 1 December 2013 Brisbane became the official host city for the G20. The City of Brisbane had a public holiday on 14 November 2014. Up to 4,000 delegates were expected to attend with around 2,500 media representatives. The leaders of Mauritania, Myanmar, New Zealand, Senegal, Singapore, and Spain were also invited to this summit.