Born in Calgary in 1992 at the Rockyview Hospital, Harry has been a life-long resident of the city. Growing up in the South-West, he fell in love with everything Calgary has to offer- breathtaking parks from Fish Creek to Nose Hill, skiing or biking at COP, taking advantage of one of the many recreation centres - and of course, the Calgary Stampede.
Harry brought his passion for Calgary, his belt buckle and boots to Ottawa in 2012 for work opportunities with the federal Conservative government, that saw him staffing the Minister of International Trade, the Hon. Ed Fast; the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, the Hon. Jason Kenney and then Calgary North-East MP, Devinder Shory.
On April 9, 2014, he left his role on Parliament Hill to take up his newly-elected position as the President of the University of Ottawa Campus Conservatives. A short time after that, on April 15, his life changed when one of the most horrific acts of violence that Alberta has ever seen took the lives of 5 bright, young Calgarians. These were his friends. Zack and Josh, his brothers.
His life, like hundreds- if not thousands- of others, was shaken to the core. In the midst of his battle with the legal system, grief and loss, he returned to Calgary in the Spring of 2015, where he would experience first hand the painful neglect the justice system offers victims of horrific crime. Seeing how little existed for the parents of people he loved, the lack of support and understanding for those struggling to deal with the aftermath- from government and prosecutors alike- pushed him into advocacy. To this day, giving victims the rights they deserve remains one of his most important priorities.
He returned to government work in early 2016, taking a position in the Calgary Heritage Constituency Office, overseeing the transition of the riding from the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper's retirement from public life, and managing its day to day operations leading up to the April 03, 2017 by-election. After the decisive electoral victory of Bob Benzen, Harry left the constituency office, and took the opportunity to start a career at the global consulting firm, Harper & Associates, where he has been since April 04, 2017.
Harry brings a passion for his city and his province with him everywhere he goes, and will use that passion to be a strong, clear, compassionate and conservative voice for the citizens of Calgary-Bow.
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