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Ottawa attempts return to normal after Parliament shooting

Ottawa attempts return to normal after Parliament shooting

OTTAWA, Oct. 23 (UPI) --Ottawa, Ontario, and the Canadian government will attempt a return to normal Thursday after a shooting incident within its Parliament building.
Ed Adamczyk
Meet the hero in attack on Canadian Parliament

Meet the hero in attack on Canadian Parliament

OTTAWA, Oct. 22 (UPI) --Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is being showered with kudos for stopping a deadly attack in the Canadian Parliament building from becoming a bloodbath.
Mary Papenfuss
White House in 'close contact' wth Canada following Ottawa attack

White House in 'close contact' wth Canada following Ottawa attack

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) --The U.S. government is coordinating closely with Canadian counterparts to offer assistance following an attack in Ottawa that killed a Canadian soldier.
JC Finley
Shots fired in Canadian Parliament building

Shots fired in Canadian Parliament building

OTAWA , Ontario, Oct. 22 (UPI) --A soldier at Ottawa's Canadian War Memorial was shot Wednesday by an assailant who then ran toward the capital's Parliament building, and was reportedly killed.
Ed Adamczyk
Hit-and-run attack in Canada raises terror concerns

Hit-and-run attack in Canada raises terror concerns

MONTREAL, Oct. 21 (UPI) --An incident in which two Canadian soldiers were struck by a car driven by a man described as a radicalized Muslim convert brought concerns over terrorism.
Ed Adamczyk
Canada approves airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq

Canada approves airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq

OTTAWA, Oct. 8 (UPI) --After two days of debate, Canada is the latest country to join the U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq.
Kate Stanton
Petronas wary of Canadian LNG decisions

Petronas wary of Canadian LNG decisions

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 7 (UPI) --Malaysian energy company Petronas said Tuesday it may have to suspend plans to develop a Canadian liquefied natural gas project because of fiscal uncertainty.
Daniel J. Graeber
EU gives break to Canadian crude oil

EU gives break to Canadian crude oil

BRUSSELS, Oct. 7 (UPI) --European Union members are called on to choose low-carbon fuels over more polluting ones like oil sands under new fuel rules, a commissioner said Tuesday.
Daniel J. Graeber
Energy on agenda for Canada-EU talks

Energy on agenda for Canada-EU talks

BRUSSELS, Sept. 25 (UPI) --The development of ties in the energy sector is on the table for bilateral talks with Canadian officials, leaders from the European Union said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Canada, South Korea embrace over energy

Canada, South Korea embrace over energy

OTTAWA, Sept. 23 (UPI) --A joint declaration from the Canadian and South Korean governments said the depth of their bilateral relationship extends well into the energy sector.
Daniel J. Graeber
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
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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.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Stephen Harper."
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