Harper government longest surviving minority

Posted on: September 7, 2008

Give him credit, the Harper government has been the longest minority government in Canadian history.
Prime Minister Steven Harper is the 13th longest serving Prime Minister of Canada of the 22 who have served since confederation began July 1, 1867.
Harper’s term to this day (958 days), exceeds that of prime ministers Paul Martin (788 days), David Thompson (738 days), Arthur Meighen (627 days), John Abbot (528 days), MacKenzie Bowell (494 days), Joe Clark (273 days), Kim Campbell (135 days), John Turner (80 days), and Charles Tupper (39 days).

By October 14, Harper will have served 995 days in office.


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