Harper wins US award

Citing him as "a champion of democracy, freedom, and human rights," a New York-based organization has awarded Prime Minister Stephen Harper with the World Statesman of the Year award, The Globe and Mail reported. The Appeal of Conscience Foundation, run by Rabbi Arthur Schneier, will present Mr. Harper with the award on Sept. 27. The award has previously gone to former British prime minister Gordon Brown, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Published: Wednesday, 09/12/2012 12:00 am EDT

Citing him as "a champion of democracy, freedom, and human rights," a New York-based organization has awarded Prime Minister Stephen Harper with the World Statesman of the Year award, The Globe and Mail reported. The Appeal of Conscience Foundation, run by Rabbi Arthur Schneier, will present Mr. Harper with the award on Sept. 27. The award has previously gone to former British prime minister Gordon Brown, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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