Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has a new job with the international law firm Dentons, less than a month after he resigned from Parliament.
Harper quit as longtime MP for Calgary Heritage in August, after a distinguished political career, which saw him serve as PM for almost a decade.
On Monday, Harper and Dentons issued a press release, saying Harper’s consulting firm, Harper & Associates, would be forming a “strategic affiliation” with the law firm.
“I am excited to announce my strategic affiliation with Dentons, and look forward to helping clients from around the world enter new markets,” said Harper in the release.
Harper will be working out of Dentons’ Calgary office, said the release, giving advice to clients on market access, managing global geopolitical and economic risk, and how to maximize value in global markets.
“This is outstanding news for Dentons and for our clients,” said Elliott Portnoy, Dentons’ Global Chief Executive Officer. “Mr. Harper’s experience as a G-7 leader will provide invaluable perspective for our clients and our team.”
According to Dentons, Harper isn’t the only former Canadian Prime Minister to join the ranks of “the world’s largest law firm”; former PM Jean Chrétien also served in “an influential role” there.
“Dentons’ clients will benefit immeasurably from Mr. Harper’s exceptional skills and experience with getting deals done at the critical intersection of business, government and cross-border relations,” said Joe Andrew, Dentons’ Global Chairman. “We greatly look forward to working with him.”