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  1. The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC; French: Parti progressiste-conservateur du Canada) was a centre-right federal political party in Canada that existed from 1942 to 2003. Originally the early Conservative Party that was founded by Prime Minister John A. Macdonald , its name was changed to the Progressive Conservative Party in ...

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    The Progressive Canadian Party was a minor centre-right federal political party in Canada. It was registered with Elections Canada, the government's election agency, on March 29, 2004. Under provisions of the Canada Elections Act that took effect on May 14, 2004, parties were only required to nominate one candidate in order to qualify for official party status in the June 28, 2004 federal election. This meant that Progressive Canadian Party candidates were listed on the ballot alongside the part

    Following the dissolution of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and its merger with the Canadian Alliance into the new Conservative Party of Canada, the Progressive Canadian Party was formed by "Red Tories" who opposed the merger. One of the organizers, Joe Hueglin, is a former Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament from Niagara Falls, Ontario. In announcing the new party, Hueglin stated that the party had about a dozen potential candidates and a mailing list of 330 names. The p

    Founding party leader Ernie Schreiber resigned in 2005 because of a heart condition. The party appointed Tracy Parsons as his successor. The party nominated 25 candidates for the 2006 federal election. Former Progressive Conservative cabinet minister and leadership candidate Heward Grafftey stood as a candidate for the party during that election.

    The new PC Party aims to be the successor to the former Progressive Conservative Party. A few prominent figures are associated with this new party. David Orchard, a fervent opponent of the merger of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and the Canadian Alliance, made no official statement about the new party. During the 2006 election, Orchard endorsed and later joined the Liberal Party. The party adopted the last policy platform of the Progressive Conservative party, but has begun to cre

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    Canada's first Prime Min­is­ter, Sir John A. Mac­don­ald, be­longed to the Lib­eral-Con­ser­v­a­tive Party. But in ad­vance of con­fed­er­a­tion in 1867, the Con­ser­v­a­tive Party took in a large num­ber of de­fec­tors from the Lib­er­als who sup­ported the es­tab­lish­ment of a Cana­dian Con­fed­er­a­tion. There­after, the Con­ser­v­a­tive Party be­came the Lib­eral-Con­ser­v­a­tive Party(in French, "Libéral-Con­ser­va­teur") until the turn of the twen­ti­eth cen­tury. The fed­eral To­ries gov­erned Canada for over forty of the coun­try's first 70 years of ex­is­tence. How­ever, the party spent the ma­jor­ity of its his­tory in op­po­si­tion as the na­tion's num­ber-two fed­eral party, be­hind the Lib­eral Party of Canada. From 1896 to 1993 the To­ries formed a gov­ern­ment only five times—from 1911 to 1921, from 1930 to 1935, from 1957 to 1963, from 1979 to 1980 and from 1984 to 1993. It stands as the only Cana­dian party to have won more than 200 seats in an elec­tion—a feat it...

    The Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tive Party was gen­er­ally on the cen­tre-right on the po­lit­i­cal spec­trum. From 1867 on, the party was iden­ti­fied with Protes­tant and, in Que­bec, Roman Catholic so­cial val­ues, British im­pe­ri­al­ism, Cana­dian na­tion­al­ism, and con­sti­tu­tional cen­tral­ism. This was highly suc­cess­ful up until 1920, and to that point in his­tory, the party was the most suc­cess­ful fed­eral party in the Do­min­ion. As such, Cana­dian con­ser­vatism has his­tor­i­cally more closely re­sem­bled that which was prac­tised in the United King­dom and, to an ex­tent, Eu­rope, than in the United States. The "Tory" ap­proach worked well for the party up until 1917, when, as was com­mon amongst 19th-cen­tury con­ser­v­a­tive move­ments, Cana­dian To­ries op­posed the roll­back of gov­ern­ment in­ter­ven­tion in so­cial and eco­nomic mat­ters ad­vo­cated by the lib­er­als of the era. In con­trast to "Amer­i­can con­ser­v­a­tive" coun­ter­parts, how­ever, they did n...

    After a by-elec­tion de­feat in 1942, a group of younger Con­ser­v­a­tives from the Con­ser­v­a­tive Party of Canada met in Port Hope, On­tario, to de­velop a new Con­ser­v­a­tive pol­icy they hoped would bring them out of the po­lit­i­cal wilder­ness. The par­tic­i­pants, known as the Port Hope­fuls, de­vel­oped a pro­gram in­clud­ing many Con­ser­v­a­tive goals such as sup­port for free en­ter­prise and con­scrip­tion. Yet the char­ter also in­cluded more rad­i­cal poli­cies, such as full-em­ploy­ment, low-cost hous­ing, trade union rights, as well as a whole range of so­cial se­cu­ritymea­sures, in­clud­ing a gov­ern­ment fi­nanced medicare system. Al­though many Con­ser­v­a­tives re­jected the char­ter, the char­ter still in­flu­enced party de­ci­sions. Del­e­gates at the con­ven­tion drafted John Brackenas leader, who was not even a mem­ber of the party. Bracken sup­ported the Port Hope Char­ter and in­sisted the party reg­is­ter this pol­icy shift by chang­ing its name to the...

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    Fol­low­ing the merger, a rump Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tive cau­cus re­mained in Par­lia­ment, con­sist­ing of in­di­vid­u­als who de­clined to join the new Con­ser­v­a­tive Party. In the House of Com­mons, Joe Clark, André Bac­hand and John Her­ron sat as PC mem­bers. In the 2004 elec­tion, Bac­hand and Clark did not run for re-elec­tion, and Her­ron ran as a Lib­eral, los­ing to Rob Moore in his rid­ing of Fundy—Royal. Scott Bri­son, who had joined the Lib­eral cau­cus im­me­di­ately upon...


    In the Sen­ate, William Doody, Low­ell Mur­ray and Nor­man Atkins also de­clined to join the new party, and con­tin­ued to sit as Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tive sen­a­tors. On March 24, 2005, Prime Min­is­ter Paul Mar­tin ap­pointed nine new sen­a­tors, two of whom, Nancy Ruth and Elaine McCoy, were des­ig­nated as Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tives. Ruth sub­se­quently left to sit with the Con­ser­v­a­tive Party. The death of Sen­a­tor Doody on De­cem­ber 27, 2005, and the manda­tory re­tire­me...

    On Jan­u­ary 9, 2004, a group claim­ing to be loyal to the Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tive Party and op­posed to the merger, which they char­ac­ter­ized as an Al­liance takeover, filed ap­pli­ca­tion with the Chief Elec­toral Of­fi­cer to reg­is­ter a party called the Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tive Party of Canada. The ap­pli­ca­tion was re­fused on the grounds that the name could no longer be uti­lized. The group re­sub­mit­ted with the name Pro­gres­sive Cana­dian Party, and a new "PC Party" was rec­og­nized by Elec­tions Canada on March 26. It se­cured suf­fi­cient back­ing to be reg­is­tered as an of­fi­cial party on May 29. It is led by for­mer Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tive MP Joe Hueglinof On­tario. The Pro­gres­sive Cana­dian party aims to be per­ceived as the suc­ces­sor party to the Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tives. How­ever, it does not enjoy broad sup­port among for­mer Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­tives. In par­tic­u­lar, no promi­nent anti-merger Pro­gres­sive Con­ser­v­a­t...

    Perlin, George C. The Tory Syndrome: Leadership Politics in the Progressive Conservative Party. Montréal, Qué.: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1980. ISBN 0-7735-0350-1

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  4. The party is the successor to the numerous right-wing parties, mainly the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. Right now, the leader of the party is Erin O'Toole, who is the Leader of the Official Opposition. The party won a minority government in the 2006 and 2008 elections and a majority government in 2011 election under the leadership ...

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    The Progressive Party of Canada was a federal-level political party in Canada in the 1920s until 1930. It was linked with the provincial United Farmers parties in several provinces, and it spawned the Progressive Party of Saskatchewan, and the Progressive Party of Manitoba, which formed the government of that province. The Progressive Party was part of the farmers' political movement that included federal and provincial Progressive and United Farmers' parties. The United Farmers movement in Cana

    The origins of the Progressive Party can be traced to the politics of compromise under Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier. The most important issue to farmers in western Canada at the time was free trade with the United States. The National Policy implemented by Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald in the 1890s forced farmers to pay higher prices for equipment, and to sell their produce for less. After World War I, however, neither of the major political parties supported free trade. At the turn

    The Progressive Party is commonly perceived as a western protest party, but in fact more Progressive MPs were elected in Ontario than in Alberta in the 1921 election. The party had strong support among western voters, although they were few when compared to the number of seats in Ontario. All the MPs from Alberta were either United Farmers of Alberta candidates who were allied to the Progressives or Labour – no Conservatives or Liberals were elected in that province that election. Ten UFA ...

    Crerar attempted to introduce certain attributes of a standard party to the Progressives, including Parliamentary Whips and a national party organization. These efforts were resisted, however, and in 1922, Crerar resigned as leader. He was replaced by Robert Forke, another ex-Liberal who agreed with Crerar on most issues. The Progressives proved unsuccessful in Parliament and lost much of their moderate support in eastern Canada. While in the 1921 election Crerar had toured across the country, F

    After the collapse of the party, most Progressive voters returned to the Liberal Party. The Liberals had always viewed the Progressives as simply "Liberals in a hurry", and for a large group of the party's supporters, this was true. The most important example of this return to the Liberals is T. A. Crerar, who served with the Liberals for decades, first as a cabinet minister and then as a Senator. The more radical of the progressives split two ways. The Ginger Group was a faction formed in 1924

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