Stephen Harper Quotes

A collection of quotes by Stephen Harper.

Stephen Harper is a Canadian politician who served as the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada from 2006 to 2015. Born on April 30, 1959, in Toronto, Ontario, Harper developed an interest in politics from an early age. He studied economics at the University of Calgary and later obtained a master's degree in economics from the same institution.

Harper's political career began in the 1980s when he joined the Reform Party of Canada, a conservative political party advocating for Western Canadian interests. He became a Member of Parliament in 1993 and quickly rose through the party ranks. In 2002, he succeeded Stockwell Day as the leader of the Canadian Alliance party, which later merged with the Progressive Conservative Party to form the Conservative Party of Canada.

As Prime Minister, Harper implemented a conservative agenda focused on fiscal responsibility, tax cuts, and law and order policies. His government prioritized economic reforms, introducing various trade agreements, and took steps to address the 2008 financial crisis. Harper's government also faced criticism for their approach to climate change and their handling of human rights issues.

In 2015, after losing the election to the Liberal Party led by Justin Trudeau, Harper retired from politics. Since then, he has remained active as a public speaker, consultant, and author. He published a book called "Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption" in 2018, offering his insights on current events and global politics.