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Progressive Conservative Party of Canada

Party NameProgressive Conservative Party of Canada
Name NativeParti progressiste-conservateur du Canada
FoundationDecember 10, 1942
DissolutionDecember 7, 2003
Merged with Canadian Alliance into the modern Conservative Party
IdeologyConservatism, Liberal conservatism, Neoliberalism (after 1984)
InternationalInternational Democrat Union
ColoursBlue, usually with Red trim
Seats House

Progressive Conservative Party of Canada

Progressive Conservative Party of Canada

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The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PC) ( ) (1942 � 2003) was a Canadian political party with a centre-right stance on economic issues and, after the 1970s, a centrist stance on social issues.

The party began as the Conservative Party in 1867, became Canada's first governing party under Sir John A. Macdonald, and for years was either the governing party or the largest opposition party. The party changed its name to the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in late 1942. In 2003, the party membership voted to dissolve the party and join the new Conservative Party of Canada being formed with the members of the Canadian Alliance.

Two members of the Senate of Canada who opposed the merger continue to sit as members of a "Progressive Conservative" caucus, and the conservative parties in most Canadian provinces still use the Progressive Conservative name. Some PC Party members formed the new Progressive Canadian Party, which has attracted only marginal support.

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