The Conservative Party of Canada, colloquially known as the Tories, is a political party in Canada which was formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in 2003. The party is positioned on the right of the Canadian political spectrum. The party received 37.6% of the popular vote in the most recent federal election. The current party leader is Stephen Harper, who has been the Prime Minister of Canada since 2006.
Leader: Stephen Harper
Deputy Leader: Peter MacKay
Founded: December 7, 2003 (Incorporated CA and PC)
Merger of: Canadian Alliance, Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
Ideology: Conservatism (Canadian)
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The Conservative Party was fined $52,000 for breaking election rules in a deal that saw charges dropped against four senior officials, but guilty pleas by the organizations for which they made the decisions.
Under a deal accepted by Judge Celynne Dorval in an Ottawa courtroom Thursday afternoon, the party and its fundraising arm, the Conservative Fund, pleaded guilty to Elections Act charges of incurring election expenses exceeding the maximum allowable and filing election records that didn't set out all expenses.
More serious charges against the party and its fundraising arm of wilfully ...
OTTAWA - The Prime Minister’s Office has warned senior political staff across government not to interfere in the handling of access to information requests.
The warning comes as opposition MPs are calling for an independent investigation into “all instances of Conservative interference” to foil the release of information.
Guy Giorno, Stephen Harper’s chief of staff, penned a memo on Tuesday to chiefs of staff in federal departments reminding them to “respect” the access to information process, a senior official said.
And they were pointedly warned that ...
The Conservatives have opened up a small three-point lead after weeks of being in a virtual tie with the Liberals, a new EKOS poll suggests.
Asked which party they would support if an election were held tomorrow, 33.4 per cent of those polled chose the Conservatives and 30.3 per cent backed the Liberals.
The poll found 15.8 per cent of respondents supporting the NDP, 10.4 per cent the Green Party and 8.2 per cent the Bloc Québécois.
Although the Liberals have benefited from Canadians' dissatisfaction with the government's handling of recent issues such as the Afghan detainees, ...
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