|Stephen Joseph Harper|
|Political Party:||Liberal (before 1985)|
|Education:||University of Calgary|
|Born||April 30, 1959|
Stephen Joseph Harper is the current Prime Minister of Canada. He has extended Canada's occupation of Afghanistan, called same sex marriage "vile and disgusting", and favors a more American influenced Canada, by favoring American investment in Canada. In 2003, he favored going to war with Iraq.
He has cut $35 Billion from Canada's health care system which would give higher-quality medicine to a wealthy elite and would leave the rest of the people with low quality health care. He often represses the media and makes sure that during press conferences reporters agree to only ask certain questions. He has restricted access to unemployment insurance, and his government has passed laws that make it more difficult for refugees to find asylum in Canada, as well as refusing to seek clemency for Canadians sentenced to death in other countries.
When Harper lead the official opposition as leader of the center-right Conservative Party, he criticized Belinda Stronach for switching over to the Liberal Party in exchange for a cabinet position. However, immediately after his election, Harper invited a BC liberal to switch sides and he immediately did. Harper promised a bill to make an elected Canadian Senate but almost ten years after his promise, he not only did not propose the bill but has appointed more Senators than any other Prime Minister in Canadian history.
Meeting with President ObamaEdit
Harper introduced Bill C-51 (which later passed), which states the Canadian government can take away citizenship from anyone is they are suspected terrorists.
- ↑ Same-Sex Marriage a Civil Right? 'Vile and Disgusting' Said Harper
- ↑ Don’t fool yourself: Stephen Harper was no friend of pro-lifers
- ↑ Obama, Harper don’t like each other, and only a new leader can thaw relations
- Harper Watch Bad stuff about Harper
- Is Stephen Harper displaying fascist-like tendencies?