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Progressive Conservative Party
of Ontario
Active provincial party
Leader Doug Ford
President Brian Patterson
Founded 1854; 166 years ago (1854)
(Conservative Party of Canada West)
Preceded by Upper Canada Tories
Headquarters 56 Aberfoyle Crescent
Unit 400
Toronto, Ontario
M8X 2X1
Student wing Ontario PC Campus Association
Youth wing Ontario PC Youth Association
Membership (2018) 133,000
Ideology Conservatism
Liberal conservatism
Political position Centre-right
Colours      Blue
Seats in Legislature
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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 (Canadian politician) was chosen to be the temporary leader of the party and Leader of the Opposition.

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