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Stephen Harper

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Stephen Harper

22nd Prime Minister of Canada


Who is Stephen Harper?

Stephen Joseph Harper was born on April 30, 1959, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He served as the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada from February 6, 2006, to November 4, 2015. Harper was a prominent figure in Canadian politics, known for his conservative ideologies and leadership style.

Harper began his political career in the 1980s, working for various conservative politicians and organizations. In 1993, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Calgary West. He quickly rose through the ranks within the conservative movement and became the leader of the Canadian Alliance party in 2002.

In 2006, Harper led the Conservative Party of Canada to victory in the federal elections, forming a minority government. He was sworn in as Prime Minister, marking the beginning of a nearly ten-year tenure. During his time in office, Harper focused on economic policies, reducing government spending, and promoting free-market principles. He also played a key role in strengthening Canada's international presence and was known for his unwavering support for Israel.

Harper's government faced various challenges, including economic downturns and political controversies. However, he successfully won subsequent elections in 2008 and 2011, eventually securing a majority government in the latter. Harper's policies were often criticized by opponents for their perceived lack of emphasis on social issues and environmental concerns.

In 2015, Harper's Conservative Party faced defeat in the federal elections, leading to his resignation as party leader. He returned to private life but continued to engage in public discourse on political and economic matters.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Stephen Harper

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Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed
via William White

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James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William White

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Tony Dow

TV Actor

10th cousin
via William White

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Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Peregrine White

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Don Winslow

Author and Screenwriter

10th cousin
via William Bassett

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Don Winslow

Author and Screenwriter

10th cousin
via William Nickerson

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Kristine Rolofson

Harlequin Novelist

10th cousin
via William Bassett

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Kristine Rolofson

Harlequin Novelist

10th cousin
via William Nickerson

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William Nickerson

(c1608 - c1690)
John & Dorothy or Rose passenger 1637

9th great-grandfather

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Pete Buttigieg

19th U.S. Secretary of Transportation

10th cousin 2 times removed
via William Bassett

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Kevin Spacey

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin
via Peregrine White

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Daniel Henry Chamberlain

76th Governor of South Carolina

6th cousin 5 times removed
via Nicholas Busby

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Timothy Hutton

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William White

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Nathaniel B. Baker

24th Governor of New Hampshire

7th cousin 3 times removed
via William White

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John Cena

Movie Actor and WWE Pro Wrestler

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Susannah Jackson

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Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

10th cousin
via William White

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Mark David Chapman

Assassinated John Lennon

10th cousin 1 time removed
via William White

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John Wayne

Movie Actor

10th cousin
via William Bassett

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Walt Disney

Co-Founder of The Walt Disney Company

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Thomas Call

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Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

8th cousin 2 times removed
via William Bassett

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William White

(c1590 - 1620/1)
Mayflower passenger 1620

9th great-grandfather

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Herbert Hoover

31st U.S. President

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Nicholas Busby

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Nicholas Busby

(c1582 - 1657)
John & Dorothy or Rose passenger 1637

10th great-grandfather

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Sir Charles Tupper

6th Prime Minister of Canada

6th cousin 4 times removed
via William Bassett

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Norman Rockwell

American Artist

8th cousin 1 time removed
via Nicholas Nickerson

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Stephen Harper photo by Presidency of Mexico (2012-2018) (CC BY-SA 3.0)