Stephen Harper

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Where in the world is Stephen J. Harper?

(subscription) (subscription)After the former prime minister — always known for shunning the media — left the top job in October 2015, he spent several...

Stephen Harper resurfaces: Ottawa Power Rankings

The former prime minister surfaced this week from an obscurity one senses he's enjoying greatly in a story about how he remains popular enough with...

Voting for Conservative leader: What would Stephen Harper do?

There's a simple way to cull the field of candidates running for the Conservative leadership. Ask yourself: Who would Stephen Harper support? The Conservative Party...

$1B deficit? And Trudeau said the budget will balance itself. Sigh

It was a transition year, in which both the Conservative and Liberal government were controlling the books. And it doesn't run in at what either...

Lexpert: Stephen Harper's trademark legacy may be the advent of trolls

Although Stephen Harper's contribution to Canadian trademark law will most definitively live on, the advent of trademark trolls may be his most enduring legacy. Under...

Former Canadian Leader Stephen Harper Joins Dentons

(blog) (blog)Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is teaming up with the world's largest law firm as he forges a new consulting career. Global...

The time Mauril Bélanger stood up for Stephen Harper

In September 2009, Bélanger wrote a letter to the Ottawa Citizen taking the paper to task for an unflattering editorial cartoon of then-prime minister Stephen...

Stephen Harper To Resign Calgary Heritage Seat Within Days

VANCOUVER — Former prime minister Stephen Harper is expected to resign his seat in Parliament in the coming days or week ahead. Harper, 57, resigned...

What the Republicans can learn from Stephen Harper

Conservative Leader and Prime Minister designate Stephen Harper and his family, wife Laureen Teskey, right, kids Ben, left and Rachel, wave goodbye as they board...

In Sunshine Girl

Stephen Harper Former prime minister Stephen Harper waves as he steps away from the podium after addressing delegates during the 2016 Conservative Party Convention in...

He registered a company and has all but left politics. So when will ...

OTTAWA – He has registered his own company with two longtime aides and has all but left politics, but questions persist about exactly when Stephen...

The so-called 'war on science'

It's become increasingly clear that former prime minister Stephen Harper's supposed “war on science” was little more than a myth concocted by special interests and...

Hurricane Katrina helped Harper win, and other takeaways from Dimitri Soudas' master's thesis

As a top Conservative aide, Dimitri Soudas helped orchestrate the Conservatives' 2006 election victory. Later, as Stephen Harper's director of communications, he oversaw a media...

A year ago today, Stephen Harper gambled – but Justin Trudeau ...

In this file photo from Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits Governor General David Johnston, along with his wife Laureen, to dissolve ...and...

Harper's former communications director reveals how to manipulate ...

In his master's thesis obtained by CBC News, Dimitri Soudas, a one-time director of communications to former prime minister Stephen Harper, sheds light on ...and more »...

One year ago, Stephen Harper, master of all he surveyed, called an ...

(blog) (blog)Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. One year ago tomorrow, then prime minister Stephen...

A year after federal election call, Canada bucks a global trend

Prime Minister Stephen Harper holds a press conference after visiting Governor General David Johnston to dissolve parliament and trigger an election, in Ottawa in an...

Goodbye And Good Riddance To The Harper Era

Stephen Harper emerged in May from his self-imposed obscurity to say goodbye. I say good riddance. The former prime minister who once boasted, "You won't...

Alberta driver convicted of stunt driving over anti-Harper sign

A judge in Alberta has convicted a man of stunting after he was pulled over by police for driving his car with a sign with...

Edmonton man who drove with anti-Harper sign in window convicted of stunting

However, Robert Dale Wells, 68, was not found guilty because he displayed the large fluorescent pink sign with an expletive aimed at then prime minister...

Susan Delacourt on 'image politics,' the media, and Stephen Harper's legacy

... The Globe and Mail in the late 1980s, Delacourt has covered many major political events -- Canada's constitutional battles, the ups and downs of...

McIver says Harper showed "bad manners" in way he endorsed Kenney

McIver says Harper showed "bad manners" in way he endorsed KenneyRic McIver is a Stephen Harper fan, but he wasn't impressed with the former prime...

'Purged': Public documents on Stephen Harper's 2012 India trip have vanished

Documents about the expenses for former prime minister Stephen Harper's 2012 trip to India, approved for public release this year by the RCMP, have disappeared,...

Stephen Harper supports Jason Kenney's united right plan in Alberta Add to ...

CBC.ca SHARE. Replay. NEXT VIDEO IN: seconds. Restart playlist. Video: Stephen Harper supports Jason Kenney's united right plan in Alberta. Jul. 11 2016. Former prime...

Former prime minister Stephen Harper backs Jason Kenney bid for PC party of Alberta leadership

Former prime minister Stephen Harper has thrown his political weight among conservatives behind Jason Kenney, endorsing his former lieutenant in Kenney's run for the Progressive...

Stephen Harper endorses Jason Kenney's bid to unite Alberta's right

CALGARY - Former prime minister Stephen Harper gave an impassioned speech Saturday night supporting his long time friend and political colleague Jason Kenney in his...

Stephen Harper endorses Jason Kenney for Alberta PC leader

Former prime minister Stephen Harper has endorsed Jason Kenney as the next Alberta PC leader, saying the situation in the province must change,. "This province...

Former prime minister Stephen Harper expected to host his last Stampede barbecue

Stephen Harper Stampede parade Prime Minister Stephen Harper takes part in the Calgary Stampede Parade Friday July 6, 2012. The Parade kicks off the 100th...

Jason Kenney would welcome Stephen Harper's endorsement for unite the right

WATCH ABOVE: One day after announcing he will run for the leadership of the Alberta Progressive Conservative party, Jason Kenney made a stop in Edmonton.

The Canada Post lockout is Stephen Harper's fault

To accomplish this, the corporation led by Harper toadie Deepak Chopra (not the New Age guru, more like a rusted Iron Age relic) is trying...

Can Stephen Harper's former lieutenant unite conservatives in common cause?

Alberta is something like the birthplace of Stephen Harper's conservatism: the former prime minister was a Liberal in the late 1970s when he moved from...

Court quashes Enbridge pipeline, slams Harper government for ignoring First Nations

In a stinging repudiation of former prime minister Stephen Harper's treatment of Canada's First Nations, the Federal Court of Appeal has asked the government to...

Editorial: Conservative Leader Stephen Harper is still the best choice to lead Canada

Province editors endorse Conservative Leader Stephen Harper as the best choice to lead Canada, but he has many critics. (POSTMEDIA NEWS). The political opponents of...

Stephen Harper earned my enduring respect

Late last week, in a secluded part of Centre Block, staff were seen packing up Stephen Harper's Parliamentary office. Anyone wandering by could see the...

Stephen Harper May Have Left Parliament For Last Time

The MP for Calgary Heritage — better known as former prime minister Stephen Harper — may have cast his very last House of Commons vote...

Stephen Harper may have left Parliament for last time

The MP for Calgary Heritage — better known as former prime minister Stephen Harper — may have cast his very last House of Commons vote...

Stephen Harper has left the building: Hébert

MONTREAL—By all indications, Stephen Harper has slipped away from the House of Commons without leaving a trace in the official record of parliamentary debates of...

Imagine if Stephen Harper had stuffed the Senate

OTTAWA — If that “bad man” Stephen Harper had stuffed the Senate with partisan bagmen when he had the right and the opportunity, the Liberals'...

Spat between Liberals and Tories over Google reveals confusion about how search works

News that the Liberal government has asked Google to remove search results leading to web pages from Stephen Harper's time as prime minister sparked outrage...

Harper PMO webpages cleared from search results to reflect updates, Google says

Conservative MP Candice Bergen is angry that the government has had dozens of web pages from Stephen Harper's days as prime minister deleted from Google...

Internet history of Harper PMO deleted from Google results at Ottawa's request

(subscription) (subscription)The Liberal government has had dozens of web pages from Stephen Harper's days as prime minister deleted from Google search results. The Privy...

Un-Googled: Trudeau government had Harper web pages removed from search results

(subscription) (subscription)Dozens of government web pages related to former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper's time in office have been removed from all Google search...

Dufferin County appoints Stephen Harper's former Chief of Staff as new Integrity Commissioner

Dufferin County Council confirmed Guy Giorno as the new County Integrity Commissioner during last Thursday's (June 9) council meeting at the County Courthouse in Orangeville.

Harper among 9 MPs who still owe disclosure filings to ethics commissioner

More than seven months after he was re-elected as an MP, former prime minister Stephen Harper has yet to complete conflict-of-interest disclosure filings required under...

Justin Trudeau yet to overhaul Stephen Harper's wasteful 'tough-on-crime' agenda

(blog) (blog)... lines grow longer with people unable to receive pardons. Paula Mallea, author of Aboriginal Law: Apartheid in Canada and Fearmonger: Stephen Harper's...

Video: Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose cracks zingers at Stephen Harper's expense

(blog) (blog)And by most accounts, Rona Ambrose's jokes went off well, especially those that involved her former leader, Stephen Harper. One of the most...

Canada would face multi-billion dollar penalty if it cancelled armoured vehicle sale to Saudis

When former prime minister Stephen Harper announced the $14.8-billion sale of LAVs to Saudi Arabia in 2014, he and General Dynamics Land Systems officials touted...

Thank you, Stephen Harper

(blog) (blog)Stephen Harper is resigning from politics to pursue business interests. Pursue them more directly than he did as a politician. According to his...

Stephen Harper's mixed legacy

Last week, the day before Stephen Harper addressed the Conservative party convention in Vancouver, news broke that the former prime minister will soon step down...

Thanks for the Memories, Stephen Harper

(press release) (press release)There's no question that Stephen Harper, Canada's former prime minister, will be leaving a legacy when he quits parliament this summer.