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Canadian crude oil exports hold steady

Canadian crude oil exports hold steady

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 12 (UPI) --Total crude oil exports from Canada in June were about 38,000 barrels per day less than the previous month, government data show, and on par with the average.
Daniel J. Graeber
Canada finds ship sunk 168 years ago

Canada finds ship sunk 168 years ago

OTTAWA, Sept. 9 (UPI) --With the discovery of a sunken ship in the Arctic, one of Canada's greatest mysteries is solved, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Oil province Alberta gets new premier

Oil province Alberta gets new premier

OTTAWA, Sept. 8 (UPI) --Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomed the selection of former Environment Minister Jim Prentice as the next premier of Alberta.
Daniel J. Graeber
Canada offers Russia and 'Not Russia' a geography lesson

Canada offers Russia and 'Not Russia' a geography lesson

BRUSSELS, Aug. 27 (UPI) --After four Russian paratroopers claimed they accidentally entered Ukrainian territory, earlier this week, Canada's delegation to NATO presented a map.
Ed Adamczyk
Canada tightens sanctions noose on Russia

Canada tightens sanctions noose on Russia

OTTAWA, Aug. 7 (UPI) --Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said new economic pressure on Russia targets technology used for oil exploration and extraction.
Daniel J. Graeber
Japan hits Russia with more sanctions

Japan hits Russia with more sanctions

TOKYO, Aug. 5 (UPI) --The Japanese government said Tuesday it enacted sanctions on dozens of entities in response to Russia's actions in eastern Ukraine.
Daniel J. Graeber
Report: Alberta oil spill disclosure delayed

Report: Alberta oil spill disclosure delayed

TORONTO, July 30 (UPI) --Files obtained from the Canadian government show there was a push to delay publication of information about an Alberta oil spill, a newspaper said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Canada sanctions Russian energy sector

Canada sanctions Russian energy sector

OTTAWA, July 25 (UPI) --Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced new sanctions targeting the Russian energy sector in response to the Kremlin's pressure on Ukraine.
Daniel J. Graeber
Canada marks 1st anniversary of Lac-Megantic disaster

Canada marks 1st anniversary of Lac-Megantic disaster

OTTAWA, July 7 (UPI) --Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said all Canadians have coordinated their efforts to respond to last year's deadly derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec.
Daniel J. Graeber
Aboriginal leaders outraged by Canadian oil pipeline

Aboriginal leaders outraged by Canadian oil pipeline

VICTORIA, British Columbia, June 10 (UPI) --A decision by the Canadian government to approve the planned Northern Gateway oil pipeline will be an insult to the aboriginal community, a tribal leader said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Canada's Harper takes hard line against Putin

Canada's Harper takes hard line against Putin

OTAWA, Ontario, June 9 (UPI) --Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, before leaving France, continued making strident remarks attacking Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Ed Adamczyk
Canadian government bans meteorologists from discussing climate change

Canadian government bans meteorologists from discussing climate change

OTTAWA, June 5 (UPI) --Canada banned meteorologists employed by the government from publicly discussing climate change.
Aileen Graef
Putin remains diplomatically isolated, says Canadian PM Harper

Putin remains diplomatically isolated, says Canadian PM Harper

BRUSSELS, June 5 (UPI) --Russian President Vladimir Putin remains diplomatically isolated from the West, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Thursday.
Ed Adamczyk
Canadian crude oil exports increased in March

Canadian crude oil exports increased in March

CALGARY, Alberta, May 22 (UPI) --Total crude oil exports from Canada in March were 5 percent higher than the previous month, the National Energy Board said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Canada signs off on two LNG export licenses

Canada signs off on two LNG export licenses

CALGARY, Alberta, May 2 (UPI) -- Two project companies were given licenses to send liquefied natural gas from ports in British Columbia, Canada's National Energy Board said.
Daniel J. Graeber
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama pose during the G8 leaders group photo at the G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy on July 8, 2009. (UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov)
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Stephen Joseph Harper PC MP (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party. Harper became prime minister when his party formed a minority government after the 2006 federal election. He is the first prime minister from the newly reconstituted Conservative Party, following a merger of the Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance parties.

Harper has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Calgary Southwest in Alberta since 2002. Earlier, from 1993 to 1997, he was the MP for Calgary West. He was one of the founding members of the Reform Party, but did not seek re-election, and instead joined, and shortly thereafter led, the National Citizens Coalition. In 2002, he succeeded Stockwell Day as leader of the Canadian Alliance (the successor to the Reform Party) and returned to parliament as Leader of the Opposition. In 2003, he reached an agreement with Progressive Conservative leader Peter MacKay for the merger of their two parties to form the Conservative Party of Canada. He was elected as the party's first non-interim leader in March 2004.

Harper's Conservative Party won a stronger minority in the October 2008 federal election, showing a small increase in the percentage of the popular vote and increased representation in the Canadian House of Commons, with 143 of 308 seats. The 40th Canadian Parliament was dissolved in March 2011, after a no-confidence vote that found the Cabinet in contempt of parliament was passed by the opposition parties.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Stephen Harper."
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