Stephen Harper

(b. 1959) Canadian Conservative statesman

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(1959– )

Canadian statesman; Prime Minister (2006– ). An MP from 1993 to 1997 and from 2002, he has championed the rights of Canada's provinces against the power of the federal government. He was elected leader of the newly formed Conservative Party of Canada in 2004 and formed a minority government after the 2006 general election.

Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — World History.

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