Conservative Party of Canada

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Conservative Party of Canada

Parti conservateur du Canada
LeaderAndrew Scheer
Lisa Raitt (Deputy)
FounderStephen Harper[a]
Peter MacKay[b][1]
FoundedDecember 7, 2003 (2003-12-07)
Preceded byProgressive Conservative Party of Ontario, Canadian Alliance
Social conservatism[3]
Fiscal conservatism[4]
Economic liberalism[5]
Colors     Blue
House of Commons
121 / 338
24 / 105
English language:
French language:

The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti Conservateur du Canada) is a political party in Canada. The party is considered to be on the center-right to right of the Political spectrum, unlike the Liberal Party of Canada, Bloc Québécois or the New Democratic Party. The party is the successor to the numerous right-wing parties, mainly the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

The party won a minority government in the 2006 and 2008 elections and a majority government in 2011 election under the leadership of Stephen Harper, who served as the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada.[7] Following the loss of the 2015 election falling to second place, Harper resigned as leader and was filled in by interim leader Rona Ambrose until the next leadership election, which Andrew Scheer won.

The party is currently led by Andrew Scheer, who won the leadership election in 2017.

References[change | change source]

  1. BERTHIAUME, Lee. "Peter MacKay: The man who changed Canada". Ottawa Citizen.
  2. Farney, James (2013), Conservatism in Canada, University of Toronto Press, p. 209
  3. Haskell, David (2009). Through a Lens Darkly: How the News Media Perceive and Portray Evangelicals. Clements Publishing Group. p. 57.
  4. Bittner, Amanda (2013), Parties, Elections, and the Future of Canadian Politics, UBC Press, p. 134
  5. Joseph, Thomas (2009), 8 Days of Crisis on the Hill; Political Blip Or Stephen Harper's Revolution Derailed?, iUniverse, p. 159
  6. Morgan, I (2008). The Federal Nation. Springer. p. 39.
  7. "With majority, Harper pledges to build 'great future'". Retrieved 2011-06-27.
  1. As leader of the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance, and co-signatory to the CA–PC merger agreement to form the Conservative Party of Canada
  2. As leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, and co-signatory to the CA–PC merger agreement to form the Conservative Party of Canada

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