LONDON: Governor-General Mary Simon invested former prime minister Stephen Harper, P.C. CC. Into the the Order of Canada at a ceremony In London on September 18.
GG Simon said: ““The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, P.C., C.C., was the 11th person to serve as prime minister of Canada during Her Majesty The Queen’s reign.
Mr. Harper was appointed Companion of the #OrderOfCanada in 2019 for his long-standing career in politics and for his service to the nation as prime minister.”
Harper said: “As we gather to celebrate HM QEII, I was honoured to be invested into the Order of Canada by @GGCanadaMary Simon. Thank you to Prime Minister PM Justin Trudeau, former fellow Prime Ministers Martin, Chrétien, Campbell & former Governors General Johnston & Jean for attending the ceremony.”
Stephen Harper served as the 22nd prime minister of Canada from 2006 to 2015. Harper is the first and only prime minister to come from the modern-day Conservative Party of Canada, serving as the party’s first leader from 2004 to 2015.
Harper officially stepped down as party leader on October 19, 2015, after being defeated by the Liberals in the general elections. He was elected the first leader of the Conservative Party in May 2024. Harper took on a number of international business and leadership roles, founding a global consulting firm, appearing in US, British and other international media, and being elected leader of the International Democrat Union.