Stephen Harper

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Ex-Tory MP weighing bid to run as Liberal in Harper's old riding

OTTAWA — Lee Richardson, a longtime Progressive Conservative Albertan who was a Conservative MP in Stephen Harper's government, is weighing a run to become the...

Canada fought the war on science. Here's how scientists won.

VoxA pro-science protest on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, in 2012. Stephen Harper's government had proposed steep cuts to many research programs.and more »...

Stephen Harper Jumps Back Into Politics To Run For Tory Leader

CALGARY - Former prime minister Stephen Harper has shocked the Canadian political world and announced he is seeking to lead the Conservative party again. In...

Michael Den Tandt: 'Mad Max' Bernier will be the next Conservative leader — and other predictions for 2017

Next, the big intuitive misread: A year ago, with the Oct., 2015 election beginning to recede a bit, I expected former prime minister Stephen Harper...

Brad Wall: The second coming of Stephen Harper

brad wall stephen harper TORONTO, Ont. Dec. 27, 2016/ / – Conservative Party members will choose a new federal leader on May 27, 2017. There...

Justin Trudeau takes in the Tragically Hip show

During his reign, Stephen Harper never made mention of the beloved Canadian rock band. However, the former PM is a rock'n'roller. While country leader, Harper...

Trudeau's ISIS fight changes have turned out right

Former prime minister Stephen Harper wanted to continue Canada's role in the U.S.-led effort by having Canada's CF-18s remain in the bombing missions. ... Some...

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 ...

'There has been nothing, either no comments from him, or no indication from Mr. Harper when, or if and when, he might resign'My Evolution: A...

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...

John Ivison: Social conservatives determined to play big role in choosing next federal Tory leader

OTTAWA — Stephen Harper was clear that his Conservative Party would not reopen the abortion debate. But what about the next Conservative leader? Pro-lifers may...

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

Former prime minister Stephen Harper is expected to ride off into the political sunset after what is likely to be his Stampede swan song on...

Kenney looks for Harper endorsement of unite the right plan

EDMONTON - MP Jason Kenney says his ex-boss Stephen Harper has "the ultimate credibility" when it comes to merging parties and a nod from the...

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...

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 may have left Parliament for last time

... resumes next fall. The former prime minister has remained all but silent since his Conservative party lost power in the last election, so the...

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...

Reassessing the Stephen Harper government

The Kingston Whig-StandardDespite the uproar at the time, the Conservatives paid no tangible price for these and other acts of contempt of Parliament. Less than...

Rae finds Trudeau's praise for Stephen Harper hard to swallow

(subscription) (subscription)Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered rare praise Saturday for Conservative predecessor Stephen Harper but at least one Liberal elder statesman found it a...

Canada's Conservatives Just Got Rid Of A Policy Opposing Gay Marriage

The New Civil Rights MovementOne former Conservative MP even cited dystopian literature in denouncing the proposal. “In George Orwell's 1984 book, people in power actually...

Stephen Harper joining Conservative Fund as director

Stephen Harper has given his farewell address to Conservatives as he readies to leave Parliament, but he isn't going far from the party. The former...

Stephen Harper's Conservative praise triggers bad memories for Canadians

Speaking at a Conservative policy convention on Thursday, Harper thanked the party faithful. “While the election last fall did not yield the results we hoped...

Stephen Harper's Conservative praise triggers bad memories for Canadians

Speaking at a Conservative policy convention on Thursday, Harper thanked the party faithful. “While the election last fall did not yield the results we hoped...

Critics hijack #ThankYouStephenHarper tribute

An online tribute to Stephen Harper quickly took on a life of its own over social media this week as the former prime minister was...

Stephen Harper at the Conservative convention: 'Now is the time to look forward'

CBC.caVANCOUVER — Former prime minister Stephen Harper broke months of silence late Thursday in a speech to thousands of Conservatives gathered for their national convention,...

Stephen Harper to resign as MP to pursue business interests — and possibly a foreign policy institute

OTTAWA – Former prime minister Stephen Harper will resign as member of Parliament by the fall to pursue business interests and look to establish a...

Leadership race rules could exacerbate Conservative Party divisions

This has led to heated debates on the convention floor between the old PC and Reform wings of the party. Peter MacKay, the last leader...

Where is Stephen Harper and what will he do now?

(blog) (blog)Stephen Harper has vanished from sight in the past six months, but his Where's Waldo status may be about to change. Harper will...

Stephen Harper closely following unite the right, says former chief of staff

According to Ian Brodie, former chief of staff to Stephen Harper, right-wing MPs have long been "frustrated" by the inability of the Wildrose and PC...

John Ivison: Stephen Harper had plan to unite Alberta's right as Conservative Party

In the months after the NDP's surprise victory in Alberta, then-prime minister Stephen Harper told his closest political associates that he planned to set up...

Filling out your census will not destroy the legacy of Stephen Harper

The RebelIt is also proof, as my friend Andrew Cohen wrote, that Mr. Harper's legacy is as ephemeral as it was obnoxious. “Stephen Harper misread...

Half of Canadian evangelicals voted Conservative

(blog) (blog)"Only" 52 per cent of Canadian evangelicals voted for Stephen Harper's Conservatives in the last election, despite his party reaching out to this...

EKOS: New poll shows more Tories support Harper than any other leadership candidate

(subscription) (subscription)Stephen Harper may have been swept aside in last year's election by a powerful desire for change, but a new poll suggests that...

Senior Tories shoot down possibility of a Harper comeback

(subscription) (subscription)Whatever Stephen Harper's plans are, and regardless of a new EKOS poll showing Conservatives would prefer him over other contenders for next party...

How the Supreme Court is dismantling one of the key parts of Stephen Harper's legacy

For two years, the court has been declaring anti-crime laws created under Stephen Harper's Conservatives unconstitutional, and experts believe more will fall. On Thursday, the...

Harper's government used 'shocking' tactics in senator scandal, judge says

A judge has acquitted a Canadian senator of charges of fraud, bribery and breach of trust, in a decision that delivered a scathing critique of...

Harper emerges to speak to Republicans and Conservatives

Last month, Globe and Mail feature writer Ian Brown wrote about his search for Stephen Harper, concluding that since the October election that he lost,...

A Conservative civil war, with Harper back in the trenches? Are they insane?

(subscription) (subscription)Is Stephen Harper about to rise, Lazarus-like, from the political dead? On the face of it, the very idea seems like absurdity in...

Ex-Harper minister Kellie Leitch first to join Conservative leadership race: Tim Harper

The duo pledged a tip line to report “barbaric cultural practices” to the RCMP and said it would establish an integrated RCMP task force to...

2015 Federal Election Results Not Guaranteed By Higher Spending: Analysis

Under new election rules imposed by the previous Conservative government, the spending caps for the lengthy campaign were more than twice what they would have...

Conservative MP Jim Hillyer laid to rest

Among family and friends at there ceremony were fellow dignitaries from coast to coast. Former prime minister Stephen Harper and Conservative Party interim Leader Rona...

Why the New Sea Level Alarm Can't Be Ignored

In fact there was something almost reassuring about it: Extrapolating out to 2100, it projected a sea level rise of just three to four feet—in...

The quiet conservative: Why Brad Wall is thriving as the country leans left

(subscription) (subscription)Last year saw the defeat of the Stephen Harper Conservatives and the PCs in both Newfoundland/Labrador and Alberta — but something still has...

Thousands of jobs in doubt as Tata 'sells off UK assets'

Labour MP Stephen Kinnock, who is with the union delegation in Mumbai, had urged Tata to "hold its nerve " in the face of the...

Don't fool yourself: Stephen Harper was no friend of pro-lifers

(blog) (blog)One of the reasons I had hoped Stephen Harper might squeak out another minority government in 2015 was the spectre of a Trudeau...

Conservative convention

(subscription) (subscription)Prior to that, Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth called for a committee to look at what point a fetus legally becomes a human being,...

2011 federal election

(subscription) (subscription)Apparently, New Democrats are more inclined to let their hair down than the people I usually meet at Conservative soirées. At any rate,...

New Democrat

(subscription) (subscription)“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change. What I can say is they must change if they are to...