♂ Stephen J. Harper

Record
26105 · 800
Type of record
Elected candidate
Known but unelected candidate
Perennial candidate
Not in office Performance: 88%
 
Canada 8 7 1
Birth Death Age Died in office
30 April 1959 0 0000 63 years 3 months No
Service summary
Legislature Total Government Opposition
Canada
Days years months days
6,391 17 6 0
Days years months days
3,553 9 8 23
Days years months days
2,838 7 9 8
The calculations in years, months and days are approximate and might be off by a few days due to the base date used for these calculations.
Leadership roles
  Duration
# Legislature Party M Int Role Age Dates y m d
1. CA 37 CA 1 Party leader 42–44 20 Mar 2002 — 07 Dec 2003 1 8 17
2. CA 37 CA 1 Opposition Leader 43–44 21 May 2002 — 08 Jan 2004 1 7 18
3. CA 37–38 CPC 2 Opposition Leader 44–46 20 Mar 2004 — 05 Feb 2006 1 10 16
4. CA 37 CPC 1 Party leader 44–56 20 Mar 2004 — 04 Nov 2015 11 7 15
5. CA 39–41 CPC 1 Prime Minister 46–56 06 Feb 2006 — 03 Nov 2015 9 8 28
Electoral history
→ 8 recorded electoral participations
→ 10 electoral path points
 
→ 4 known challengers:
 
Ronald O. Gray  m 
F. James (Jim) Hawkes  m  (2 runoffs)
Larry R. Heather  m  (6 runoffs)
Avalon Roberts  f 
 
Federal
Ass.: 34
Alberta Calgary West
21 November 1988 Age:
29
Defeated but would be elected to this legislature
General 2/6 REF 16.58% 9,074 of 54,729 Elig.: inc. Parti.: inc.
Winner > CONS 58.52% 32,025 (+22,951) F. James (Jim) Hawkes  m  ( 54 )
ID: 3454(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:29 ET
Federal
Ass.: 35
Alberta Calgary West
25 October 1993 Age:
34
→ New to this legislature
General 1/8 REF 52.25% 30,209 of 57,821 Elig.: 87,421 Parti.: 66.29%
Loser > LIB 26.49% 15,314 (-14,895) Karen Gainer  f 
  Post-Election...
14 January 1997 > 37 REF Vac. Resigned: Left politics, health or personal reasons, etc.
ID: 3152(F) — 30 Jan 2022 18:43 ET Service: 3 years 2 months 20 days (Oppo.) Exit from legislature →
Federal
Ass.: 36
Alberta Calgary West
2 June 1997 Age:
38
Did not run in this election Exit from legislature →
General  
Successor > REF 47.20% 24,878 of 52,704 Robert J. Anders  m  ( 25 )
ID: 2851(F) — 30 Jan 2022 20:49 ET
Federal
Ass.: 37
Alberta Calgary Southwest
13 May 2002 Age:
43
→ Return to this legislature after hiatus
By-Election 1/5 CA 71.66% 13,200 of 18,421 Elig.: 80,360 Parti.: 23.05%
Loser > NDP 20.70% 3,813 (-9,387) Bill Phipps  m 
  Post-Election...
20 March 2002 > 42 n/a CA Became party leader
13 May 2002 > 43 n/a CA Was party leader at election
23 December 2003 > 44 CA CPC Changed allegiance
20 March 2004 > 44 n/a CPC Became party leader
ID: 10823(F) — 1 Feb 2022 21:14 ET Service: 2 years 1 month 14 days (Oppo.)
Federal
Ass.: 38
Alberta Calgary Southwest
28 June 2004 Age:
45
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/6 CPC 68.36% 35,297 of 51,637 Elig.: 80,296 Parti.: 64.49%
Loser > LIB 18.40% 9,501 (-25,796) Avalon Roberts  f  ( 58 )
  Post-Election...
28 June 2004 > 45 n/a CPC Was party leader at election
ID: 961(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:29 ET Service: 1 year 6 months 25 days (Oppo.)
Federal
Ass.: 39
Alberta Calgary Southwest
23 January 2006 Age:
46
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/5 CPC 72.36% 41,549 of 57,416 Elig.: 86,426 Parti.: 66.57%
Loser > LIB 11.41% 6,553 (-34,996) Mike Swanson  m 
  Post-Election...
23 January 2006 > 46 n/a CPC Became prime minister at election
ID: 895(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:29 ET Service: 2 years 8 months 20 days (Gov't)
Federal
Ass.: 40
Alberta Calgary Southwest
14 October 2008 Age:
49
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/6 CPC 72.96% 38,548 of 52,832 Elig.: 90,756 Parti.: 58.39%
Loser > LIB 9.31% 4,918 (-33,630) Marlene Lamontagne  f 
  Post-Election...
14 October 2008 > 49 n/a CPC Became prime minister at election
ID: 5693(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:29 ET Service: 2 years 6 months 17 days (Gov't)
Federal
Ass.: 41
Alberta Calgary Southwest
2 May 2011 Age:
52
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/5 CPC 75.12% 42,998 of 57,236 Elig.: 95,026 Parti.: 60.42%
Loser > NDP 11.92% 6,823 (-36,175) Holly Heffernan  f 
  Post-Election...
2 May 2011 > 52 n/a CPC Was party leader at election
ID: 6233(F) — 16 Aug 2021 01:29 ET Service: 4 years 5 months 16 days (Gov't)
Federal
Ass.: 42
Alberta Calgary Heritage
19 October 2015 Age:
56
Re-elected to this legislature
General 1/8 CPC 63.77% 37,263 of 58,430 Elig.: 80,767 Parti.: 72.63%
Loser > LIB 25.97% 15,172 (-22,091) Brendan Miles  m 
  Post-Election...
19 October 2015 > 56 n/a CPC Was party leader at election
26 August 2016 > 57 CPC Vac. Resigned: Left politics, health or personal reasons, etc.
ID: 7318(F) — 2 Feb 2022 16:26 ET Service: 0 year 10 months 7 days (Oppo.) Exit from legislature →
Federal
Ass.: 42
Alberta Calgary Heritage
3 April 2017 Age:
57
Did not run in this election Exit from legislature →
By-Election  
Successor > CPC 71.48% 19,383 of 27,116 Bob Benzen  m  ( 58 )
ID: 10786(F) — 28 Aug 2021 19:14 ET
→ 4 online biographical references
 
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EN Parliament of Canada (ParlInfo): The Right Hon. Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P. 30 April 2022
FR Parlement du Canada (ParlInfo): Le très hon. Stephen Harper, C.P., député 30 April 2022
EN Wikipedia: Stephen Harper 30 April 2022
FR Wikipédia: Stephen Harper 30 April 2022
Rev.: 26 Jun 2022 @ 13:54 ET
Gen.: 17 Aug 2022 @ 18:37 ET