Harper's Boy Wonder Comes Of Age Under Ontario Premier Ford - 2018-12-26
TORONTO — Stephen Lecce was 23 years old when he talked his way into a job in the Prime Minister's Office.
At the time, the Progressive Conservative MPP was president of the University Students' Council at Western University. He and other young leaders scored a five-minute meeting with then-prime minister Stephen Harper to talk about student issues.
"He took an interest," Lecce, now 32, says of Harper. "One thing led to another and I went to a series of meetings and literally that week, those three days that I was there, culminated with them saying, 'We're impressed. We'd like you to join our team.'"