Last updated on: 1/11/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Stephen Harper, MA Biography

Title:
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Prime Minister Stephen Harper has reiterated Canada’s support for a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians during a phone call to newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu… A statement from the prime minister’s office said that Harper had reiterated the government’s resolute commitment to Israel’s security, and also Canada’s long-standing position in favour of a two-state solution.”

The Canadian Press, “Canada Supports Two-State Solution, Stephen Harper Tells Benjamin Netanyahu,” www.cba.ca, Mar. 22, 2015

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 22nd Prime Minister, Canada, Feb. 6, 2006-Nov. 4, 2015
  • Recipient, Canada’s Newsmaker of the Year, TIME Magazine, 2006
  • Recipient, Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2006
  • Member of Parliament (Canadian Alliance/Conservative Party – Calgary Southwest), 2002-2005
  • Co-Founder, Conservative Party, 2003
  • President, National Citizens’ Coalition, 1997-2001
  • MP (Reform Party – Calgary West), 1993-1997
  • Policy Chief, Reform Party, 1987-1992
  • Chief Aide, Progressive Conservative MP Jim Hawkes, 1985-1986
Education:
  • MA, Economics, University of Calgary
  • BA, Economics, University of Calgary
Other:
  • Twitter handle (English): @pmharper
  • Twitter handle (French): @premierministre
  • Born on Apr. 30, 1959 in Toronto, Canada
Quoted in:
  1. Should Israel Be a Jewish State?