Former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper speaks at the 2017 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington on March 26, 2017. Former prime minister Stephen Harper is reportedly planning a trip to the White House next week, bucking convention by not informing the Canadian government of his visit. CTV says emails they have obtained show U.S. officials are expecting Harper to visit Washington on July 2, one day after Canada’s retaliatory tariffs on imports of a wide range of U.S. goods and as well as steel and aluminum are set to come into effect. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jose Luis Magana

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce to host former Prime Minister

Harper is headed to Kelowna

Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper is on his way to the Okanagan.

“The Chamber is very excited to welcome a former Prime Minister to Kelowna and feature this important Conversation for our members,” said Carmen Sparg, Chamber President.

“We know there are a lot of political enthusiasts here in Kelowna including rafts of former civil servants who will want to hear first-hand about some of the battles, particularly over populism, that are tearing at the fabric of nations across the globe.”

Sparg said every attendee will leave with a complimentary copy of Harper’s thought- provoking book, and possibly a selfie with the former PM.

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Harper says his book Right Here, Right Now will help readers understand what is driving disruption in the world today. This is a book for readers interested in understanding how politics, business and technology impact our world now and in the future.”

Depending on time, Mr Harper will take questions from the audience. Harper’s many years as an elected MP from Alberta (from 1993 to 1997 and 2002 to 2015) have made him a familiar face to many Albertans. He holds a BA and an MA in Economics from the University of Calgary.

Stephen J. Harper is an economist, entrepreneur, and former G-7 leader who served as Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister for nearly a decade, from Feb. 6, 2006 to Nov. 4, 2015.

Today, he is the Chairman and CEO of Harper & Associates Consulting, helping clients navigate global business risk. He speaks regularly to global audiences about investment trends, international trade and geopolitics.

In 2018, Harper was elected Chairman of the International Democrat Union, the world’s pre-eminent alliance of centre-right political parties.

Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister will speak to a select audience of Chamber members and the public on Tuesday, March 12. Mr Harper authored Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption in late 2018.

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