“Like most political leaders Harper rarely writes his own speeches from scratch, and usually just edits off a computer from the early drafts penned by his full-time speechwriters. But the prime minister plugged away at his Saturday speech over several days, pulling out his laptop between campaign stops and putting on the finishing touches as he flew in from Calgary this week.”
—Canadian Press, Sept. 27, 2008
“Conservative Leader Stephen Harper has written his own speech for the Press Gallery Dinner tonight, and he will be ready with his goofy impersonations of Revenue Minister John McCallum and former prime ministers Brian Mulroney and Jean Chrétien.”
—Globe and Mail, Oct. 22, 2005
“I’ve been told that Harper writes many of his own speeches, so if this is true, he represents an oratory double-threat (he can write it and he can speak it).”
—Stephen Taylor, Mar. 19, 2005.