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Liberal Party of Canada

Parti libéral du Canada
Leader Justin Trudeau
President Suzanne Cowan
Deputy Leader Ralph Goodale
Founder George Brown
Founded 1867; 154 years ago (1867) Liberalism
Social liberalism
Preceded by Clear Grits,
Parti rouge
Headquarters Constitution Square, Ottawa, Ontario
Youth wing Young Liberals of Canada

Centre to

centre-left
International affiliation Liberal International
Colours      Red
Party members in the Senate
9 / 105
Seats in the House of Commons
157 / 338

The Liberal Party of Canada (French: Parti libéral du Canada) is a political party in Canada. The party is considered to be centre to centre-left. The party was the Official Opposition after it lost the 2006 election, until the NDP became the Official Opposition in 2011. They won the election in 2015.

The current party leader is the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Provincial and territorial parties

Every provinces and one territory in Canada have its own Liberal Party. However, only the parties in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island are part of the federal Liberal Party. Some of the other provincial parties might have very similar political ideologies but they are different political parties. These parties might have different members and different funding.

Affiliated provincial parties, current seats, and leaders
Party Seats/Total Leader Status
New Brunswick Liberal Association
21 / 49
Kevin Vickers Official Opposition
Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador
20 / 40
Dwight Ball Minority government
Nova Scotia Liberal Party
27 / 51
Stephen McNeil Majority government
Prince Edward Island Liberal Party
6 / 27
Robert Mitchell Third Party

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