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Conservative Party of Canada

Parti conservateur du Canada
Leader Erin O'Toole
TBD (deputy)
Founder Stephen Harper
Peter MacKay
Founded December 7, 2003 (2003-12-07)
Preceded by Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, Canadian Alliance
Ideology Conservatism
Social conservatism
Fiscal conservatism
Economic liberalism
Federalism
Colors      Blue
House of Commons
121 / 338
Senate
24 / 105
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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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