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Former prime minister Stephen Harper coming to Kelowna

Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

KELOWNA - Canada's 22nd Prime Minister will come to Kelowna in March.

Stephen Harper will speak to a select audience of Chamber members and the public on Tuesday, March 12, a media release says.

“The Chamber is very excited to welcome a former Prime Minister to Kelowna and feature this important conversation for our members," Carmen Sparg, Chamber President says in the release. "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.”

The event is an “in conversation with” format, and includes a three-course luncheon. Sparg says every attendee will have the possibility of getting a selfie with the former prime minister, and leave with a complimentary copy of his book, "Right Here, Right Now: Politics and Leadership in the Age of Disruption in late 2018." Depending on time, Harper will take questions from the audience.

Descriptions of the book say "'Right Here, Right Now' draws on Harper’s decade of experience as a Canadian Prime Minister and G-7 leader, to help readers understand the changes we are seeing in politics, business and society."

Harper is an economist, entrepreneur, and former G-7 leader who served as prime minister for nearly a decade, from Feb. 6, 2006 to Nov. 4, 2015. Today, he is the Chairman and CEO of Harper and 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.

Tickets may be purchased on the Chamber website. Tickets are $100 each or $1,500 for a premium position table of ten.

— Ticket details and pricing was added to this story at 2:53 p.m. Jan. 25. 

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