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|Founded||December 7, 2003|
|Preceded by||Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, Canadian Alliance|
|House of Commons|
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. 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 of Stephen Harper, who served as the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada. 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.
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Sir John A. Macdonald, Prime Minister of Canada (1867–1873, 1878–1891), Canada's first Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal-Conservative Party, one of the party's predecessors.
Sir Robert Borden, Prime Minister of Canada (1911–1920).
John Diefenbaker, Prime Minister of Canada (1957–1963).
Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister of Canada (1984–1993).
Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada (2006–2015).
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