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Summary

Stephen Harper (born as Stephen Joseph Harper in Toronto, Ontario) is a famous Politician from Canada, he is 60 years old and still alive, born April 30, 1959.

Biography

Stephen Harper is Canada's sixth prime minister since February 2006, he is chairman of the Conservative Party of Canada.

The Conservatives beat the Liberals, who were led by the previous Prime Minister Paul Martin after major scandals had hit the Liberals, who had been in power since 1993. Harper is a relatively liberal wing politician. He is usually constructive to Israel and the U.S., and he also supports tax cuts. His government is currently a minority government which means he can not do anything without the consent of the other parties.

Harper represents a district in Calgary in Canada's parliament and is the first prime minister from the province of Alberta since 1979. He was born in Toronto but has lived in Alberta for many years.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 38 quotes who is written / told by Stephen.

Related authors: Paul Martin

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Harper

Famous quotes by Stephen Harper (38)


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"My own views on abortion, I'm not on either pole of that and neither of the interest groups on either end of this issue would probably be comfortable with my views"
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"If Ottawa giveth, then Ottawa can taketh away"
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"I just think it would be unrealistic to suggest we're going to eliminate every last domestic insurgent in Afghanistan. Certainly, the history of the country would indicate that's not a very realistic objective, and I think we have to have realistic objectives"
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"We've got to see a state where the Afghan government can handle its own day-to-day security"
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"That's my personal view I would say most in my caucus agree with that but there are some who don't and I've always said that on these kinds of moral issues, people have the right to their own opinions"
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"If you want to be a government in a minority Parliament, you have to work with other people"
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"I think because we're such a trading nation, I think Canadians understand that first and foremost we're part of the global economy"
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"I do not intend to dispute in any way the need for defence cuts and the need for government spending cuts in general. I do not share a not in my backyard approach to government spending reductions"
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"Having hit a wall, the next logical step is not to bang our heads against it"
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"First of all, I can't forget my first responsibility - which is to be the Leader of the Opposition and that's to provide an alternative government"
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"After all, enforced national bilingualism in this country isn't mere policy. It has attained the status of a religion. It's a dogma which one is supposed to accept without question"
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"Whether Canada ends up as o-ne national government or two national governments or several national governments, or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly, secondary in my opinion"
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"We should have been there shoulder to shoulder with our allies. Our concern is the instability of our government as an ally. We are playing again with national and global security matters"
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"The government can only be brought down because it alienates several parties in the House"
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"I think the way to change it is to handle issues individually when it's essential to do so"
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"I think in Atlantic Canada, because of what happened in the decades following Confederation, there is a culture of defeat that we have to overcome"
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"I forget what the relevant American rate is, but I can tell you that our goal is to have a combined federal-provincial corporate tax rate of no more than 25 percent. We're on target to do that by 2012. We will have significantly - by a significant margin the lowest corporate tax rates in the G-7, and that's our - our government's objective"
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"What the government has to do, if it wants to govern for any length of time, is it must appeal primarily to the third parties in the House of Commons to get them to support it"
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"We have in this country a federal government that increasingly is engaged in trying to determine which business, which regions, which industries will succeed, which will not through a whole range of economic development, regional development corporate subsidization programs"
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"Canada is in budgetary deficit now only because of the recession, only because of stimulus measures, and we will come out of it. We will go back into surplus position when the economy recovers. So there is no need in Canada to raise taxes"
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"There is a Canadian culture that is in some ways unique to Canada, but I don't think Canadian culture coincides neatly with borders"
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"I don't get into that second guessing of myself publicly"
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"Canadians know that the promise of a recession didn't happen because of anything we did here. If you look at all the causes of the recession, problems in mortgage markets, the problems in the banking sector, the problems in government finance in countries like Greece, none of those problems were in present Canada"
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"As a religion, bilingualism is the god that failed. It has led to no fairness, produced no unity, and cost Canadian taxpayers untold millions"
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"I think first and foremost everybody should understand that Canadians are strongly committed to the system of universal health insurance, to the principle that your ability to pay does not determine your access to critical medical service"
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"I don't believe an Alliance government should sponsor legislation on abortion or a referendum on abortion"
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"But I've been very clear in this campaign - I don't believe the party should have a position on abortion"
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"We're not going to scrap the budget and make up some totally new platform the day after the election. So it's certainly willingness to compromise but we're not going back on the fundamental things we're running on in this campaign"
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"Universality has been severely reduced: it is virtually dead as a concept in most areas of public policy"
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"On the justification for the war, it wasn't related to finding any particular weapon of mass destruction"
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"Canada remains alienated from its allies, shut out of the reconstruction process to some degree, unable to influence events. There is no upside to the position Canada took"
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"The job numbers are positive. We've had more jobs created now than were lost during the recession. We're seeing that the creation, we're seeing those numbers not only grow but shift toward the private sector and shift toward full-time employment and these are all signs that the recovery is taking some hold but we're not out of woods"
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"Make no mistake. Canada is not a bilingual country. In fact it is less bilingual today than it has ever been"
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"Look, I think the worst case scenario is obvious. I think first of all it doesn't work for very long. It's an unstable government that raises taxes and destroys the image we're building for Canada as a strong place to invest"
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"It's the government's obligation to look really to the third parties to get the support to govern"
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"I've always been clear, I support the traditional definition of marriage"
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"I have no difficulty with the recognition of civil unions for non-traditional relationships but I believe in law we should protect the traditional definition of marriage"
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"Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society... It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff"


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