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Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, July 14, 2006.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, July 14, 2006.
(Jason Ransom/PMO/Handout)

Harper hero Margaret Thatcher shaped modern Canadian conservatism

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In July 2006, rookie Prime Minister Stephen Harper flew to Europe for his first G8 summit, and made one mistake after another.