Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario

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Progressive Conservative Party
of Ontario
Active provincial party
LeaderDoug Ford
PresidentBrian Patterson
Founded1854; 166 years ago (1854)
(Conservative Party of Canada West)
Preceded byUpper Canada Tories
Headquarters400-56 Aberfoyle Cres.
Toronto ON M8X 2W4
Student wingOntario PC Campus Association
Youth wingOntario PC Youth Association
Membership (2018)133,000[1]
IdeologyConservatism[2]
Liberal conservatism[3]
Populism
Political positionCentre-right to right wing
Colours     Blue
Seats in Legislature
73 / 124
Website
www.ontariopc.ca

The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario is a centre-right political party in Ontario, Canada. The party was organized in 1854 by Sir John A. Macdonald and George-Étienne Cartier. It has formed the government of Ontario for 80 of the last 147 years, including the period from 1943 to 1985.

In the 2014 provincial general election, the party won 28 out of 107 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. On July 2, 2014, Jim Wilson was chosen to be the temporary leader of the party and Leader of the Opposition. In the 2018 Ontario general election, they won a full majority of seats under the leadership of Doug Ford.

2018 Platform[change | change source]

The percentage of votes cast for the Progressive Conservatives by riding.

On March 10, 2018, Doug Ford, former city councillor and the brother of the late former Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford, was chosen as the leader of the PC Party, closely beating runner-up Christine Elliott on the third ballot with 50.6% of allocated points, however Elliot had more votes. Since Ford didn't have a seat in the legislature, Ford opted to have Vic Fedeli continue as Leader of the Opposition prior to the 2018 election.

The Ontario PC Party's 2018 platform was named the Plan For The People.[4]

On June 7, 2018, Ford led the party to a majority government. The PC Party won 76 of 124 seats and 40.5% of the vote.

References[change | change source]

  1. Jeffords, Shawn (2 February 2018). "Interim Ontario PC leader says party has 67,000 fewer members than claimed". CTV News. The Canadian Press. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  2. "What We Stand For".
  3. "What We Stand For".
  4. "Plan For The People".

Other websites[change | change source]