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The unknown Stephen Harper

Toronto Sun - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Stephen Harper's long and successful political career is nearly over. His last, great public speech at the Conservative Party convention in Vancouver was, true to form, exactly what we would've expected from this former prime minister.
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Kevin Vickers, Stephen Harper and Bismack Biyombo are in the week in pictures

CBC.ca - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Kevin Vickers, the man hailed as a hero for shooting a gunman on Parliament Hill in 2014, tackled a protester at a ceremony in Dublin Thursday morning.
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Stephen Harper at the Conservative convention: 'Now is the time to look forward'

National Post - ‎May 26, 2016‎
VANCOUVER - Former prime minister Stephen Harper broke months of silence late Thursday in a speech to thousands of Conservatives gathered for their national convention, trumpeting how the party has remained “strong and united” in defeat and that ...

Critics hijack #ThankYouStephenHarper tribute

CTV News - ‎May 27, 2016‎
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 honoured at a federal Conservative convention in Vancouver.

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

The Battlefords News-Optimist - ‎May 28, 2016‎
WINNIPEG - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered rare praise Saturday for Conservative predecessor Stephen Harper but at least one Liberal elder statesman found it a bit hard to swallow.
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Scoffield: Deficits, Tories and pollution: Three ways Canadian politics touched us this week

Ottawa Citizen - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Stephen Harper kicked off the convention with his first public words since his defeat in last fall's federal election. He defended his record and said goodbye.

Code Maple Leaf: Stephen Harper's secret plan for going to the hospital

Ottawa Citizen - ‎May 20, 2016‎
In the weeks after a high-profile 2014 ambulance call to help a drunken teen at 24 Sussex Dr., Ottawa paramedics helped draft a confidential response protocol with special provisions to ensure Stephen Harper's privacy in the event that he needed to be ...

Ex-PM Stephen Harper preparing to step down as MP

Times Colonist - ‎May 25, 2016‎
OTTAWA - Former prime minister Stephen Harper is preparing to step down as a member of Parliament. Harper resigned as Conservative leader after losing the election last fall, but stayed on as MP for his Calgary riding.

Stephen Harper to bow out of federal politics before next fall

Yahoo News Canada (blog) - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Stephen Harper will bow out of federal politics before Parliament resumes in the fall to pursue new business interests. Harper, who served as prime minister for nearly a decade, is deciding his future as the Conservative Party prepares to meet for its ...
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Rona Ambrose contrasts Laureen Harper with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Macleans.ca - ‎May 27, 2016‎
“She doesn't maintain or want a splashy public persona,” Ambrose said in a speech to the Conservative party convention Thursday night as she introduced the wife of former prime minister Stephen Harper. “The work that she does for Canada, she does ...

Harper for hire: Former prime minister is on the hunt for a new job

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎May 25, 2016‎
As Stephen Harper prepares to exit federal politics, the former prime minister's high profile and global collection of contacts will attract an array of employment offers for his post-political life.

Report: Stephen Harper to Step Down as MP

640 Toronto News - ‎May 25, 2016‎
It looks like former Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be calling it quits as an MP. According to the Globe and Mail, Harper will step down in his riding of Calgary Heritage before Parliament resumes in the fall.
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May 28: About that Dublin dust-up. Plus other letters to the editor

The Globe and Mail (subscription) - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Foreign Affairs should give him a misconduct for his Dublin donnybrook. As our representative, he needs to understand the rules of diplomacy.
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Angry at party brass, grassroots Conservatives ready for change

Toronto Sun - ‎May 21, 2016‎
OTTAWA -- Grassroots Conservatives in Canada are angry at their party. They're angry at the way their party lost last fall's election.

Trudeau can stop Harper's vendetta against conscientious objectors

Toronto Star - ‎May 17, 2016‎
At the time, Stephen Harper, as Leader of the Official Opposition, actually apologized to the American people, making it clear he would have said “ready-aye-ready” to Bush.
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Congrès libéral à Winnipeg: Justin Trudeau salue le travail de Stephen Harper

Le Journal de Montréal - ‎May 28, 2016‎
WINNIPEG – Le premier ministre du Canada, Justin Trudeau, a salué samedi le travail des 10 dernières années au pouvoir de son prédécesseur, l'ex-chef conservateur Stephen Harper, lors d'un discours devant les militants libéraux réunis en Congrès à ...
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Stephen Harper fait ses adieux

ICI.Radio-Canada.ca - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Stephen Harper a également rappelé qu'avant cet épisode peu glorieux, le Parti conservateur du Canada avait connu « un succès remarquable » pendant pratiquement une décennie. Il en a profité pour faire allusion à ce qu'il considère comme étant les ...
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Bye Bye Harper

Le Huffington Post Quebec - ‎4 hours ago‎
Stephen Harper s'est fait discret depuis qu'il a été éjecté du pouvoir en octobre dernier. Jeudi, il a livré son premier discours depuis sa défaite à l'ouverture du congrès du Parti conservateur à Vancouver. C'était sans doute son dernier en tant que ...

Federal 'unmuzzling' has gone beyond government scientists with scrapping of Harper-era system

National Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Under this government, it is no longer using documents called “Message Event Proposals,” which came into practice under Stephen Harper's Conservatives, to vet events and media requests across the federal government. The documents “have not been ...
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