The Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta (often referred to colloquially as Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta) is a provincial centre-right party in the Canadian province of Alberta. The party has formed the provincial government, without interruption, since 1971 under premiers Peter Lougheed (1971–1985), Don Getty (1985–1992), Ralph Klein (1992–2006), Ed Stelmach (2006–2011) and Alison Redford (2011–present). As of 2012, this is the third-longest unbroken run in government at the provincial level in Canadian history, behind their Ontario counterparts' 42-year run from 1943 to 1985, and the Nova Scotia Liberals' 43 years from 1882 to 1925.
The party under Redford
On January 25, 2011, Stelmach announced his intention to step down as party leader and Premier prior to the next provincial election as a result of a dispute with his finance minister, Ted Morton, over the provincial budget.Stelmach formally resigned in September 2011. Justice Minister Alison Redford won the following leadership contest on October 2, 2011, and was sworn in as Premier on October 7, 2011, becoming Alberta's first female Premier.
Most polls from 2011 onward showed the PCs losing badly to the Wildrose. However, Redford defied expectations by leading the PCs to a 12th consecutive majority government in the 2012 provincial election. The PCs won 61 seats, a loss of only five.
If the Alberta PC government is still sitting on September 4, 2014, they will break the record for longest-serving government currently held by the Nova Scotia Liberals and become the longest-serving provincial government in Canadian history.
Leader: Alison Redford
President: Jim McCormick
Founded: September 1, 1905
Ideology: Canadian Conservatism, Fiscal Conservatism, Social Progressivism, Progressive conservatism Red Toryism, Economic liberalism
L'Association progressiste-conservateur de l'Alberta (en anglais Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta) est un parti politique provincial de centre-droite dans la province canadienne de l'Alberta. Le parti a formé le gouvernement provincial sans interruption depuis 1971, d'abord sous la direction de Peter Lougheed (1971-1985), puis de Don Getty (1985-1992), de Ralph Klein (1992-2006), d'Ed Stelmach 2006-2011 et d'Alison Redford depuis octobre 2011.
Chef: Alison Redford
Idéologie politique: Conservatisme
February 25, 2010