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  • PM delivers remarks in Brandon, Manitoba
    Well, everybody, I’m obviously here joined by Premier Selinger, by our local Member of Parliament, Larry Maguire, my colleague, Shelly Glover, federal Minister for Manitoba, MP Bob Sopuck, by the Mayor, and of course all of these emergency workers. You know, obviously we are here to express our solidarity with people, as I know everybody is very concerned about the situation in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Many have been affected.  I am told the worst effects are in a place called Pierson…I guess it’s a little bit west of here? 
    Brandon, Manitoba - 7 July 2014
  • PM delivers remarks on Canada Day
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered the following remarks on Canada Day: “Thank you Shelly, Governor General Johnston and Sharon Johnston, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Happy Canada Day! “One hundred and fifty years ago, the Fathers of Confederation, our ancestors, met in Charlottetown, and Quebec.
    Ottawa, Ontario - 1 July 2014
  • PM delivers remarks in Roberval
    Thank you everyone. Thank you for your welcome. Premier Couillard, Premier of Quebec, and Minister Denis Lebel, my colleague – my thanks again to you and Danielle for the wonderful dinner at your place last evening. I enjoyed it very much. Minister Leitão, Mayor Larouche, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good morning to you all. It is always a pleasure to come back to the beautiful Lac-Saint-Jean region.
    Roberval, Quebec - 25 June 2014
  • PM delivers remarks in Kitchener-Waterloo
    Welcome everybody.  I’m just going to say a couple of words.  I am joined by my colleagues here, Peter Braid, Stephen Woodworth, Ed Holder. I’m here today doing a little bit of a tour of the area, seeing all the exciting hi-tech stuff that’s being done in the Kitchener-Waterloo area – all the great facilities that have been created through these organizations, both university, governmental, private.  I’ve seen a lot of really interesting innovations and a lot of really interesting and smart young people who are working on them.
    Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario - 20 June 2014
  • PM delivers remarks in Charlottetown Charlottetown, PEI
    Thank you very much. Good afternoon, thank you first of all Gail for that very kind introduction and thank you also for the work you do to advance the interests of all Canadians, but particularly Islanders in Ottawa. Everybody give your Minister Gail Shea a big hand. And I want to thank you all for that very warm island Charlottetown welcome, particularly to the boys and girls who are joining us today. And I do want to thank this group for that tremendous rendition of the anthem. I didn’t sing and the reason I didn’t sing is I just wanted to listen.
    Charlottetown, PEI - 19 June 2014
  • PM delivers remarks at the Regimental Funeral for Fallen RCMP Officers in Moncton
    CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks during the Regimental Funeral for Constables Dave Ross, Fabrice Gevaudan, and Douglas Larche:
    Moncton, New Brunswick - 10 June 2014
  • PM delivers remarks during a dinner in honour of Prime Minister Abbott
    Thank you very much. Prime Minister Tony, parliamentary colleagues, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I’m truly grateful to have my friend here, Tony Abbott - I should say - we’re just first of all, delighted…I’ve known Tony for a very long time.  We’ve had a political relationship for a long time, our parties have had a relationship, and it’s tremendous to have you here as Prime Minister and have you here so early, Tony, in your premiership.
    Ottawa, Ontario - 9 June 2014
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia, participate in a joint press conference in Centre Block on Parliament Hill.
    Thank you very much. Welcome, Prime Minister. Now, Prime Minister, I know this is not your first time visiting Canada as we met here back when I was leader of the opposition almost a decade ago, but this is your first time here as Prime Minister, so let me say on behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, congratulations, and I look forward to working together in the coming years, especially at the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, this fall.
    Ottawa, Ontario - 9 June 2014
  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada in Normandy, France
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks at a Bi-National Ceremony of Remembrance marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy in France: “Your Royal Highness, Major-General Rohmer, and Veterans, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, students. “Good afternoon and welcome to JunoBeach. “It’s an honour for me to be here with you today, for the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and surrounded by Canadian youth and in the presence of our distinguished Veterans.
    Ottawa, Ontario - 6 June 2014
  • PM delivers remarks at the conclusion of the G-7 Leaders’ Summit
    Good afternoon. Before I talk about today’s G-7 business, I’d just like to express all of our sorrow at the deaths of the three members of the RCMP killed last night in New Brunswick in the performance of their duties.  This should obviously remind us that our men and women in law enforcement put their lives on the line every day to serve and protect us as Canadians. And our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and also the others wounded in this terrible incident.
    Brussels, Belgium - 5 June 2014