The Progressive Canadian Party (PC Party) (French: Parti progressiste canadien) is a minor federal political party in Canada. It is a centre/centre-right party that was officially registered with Elections Canada, the government's election agency, on March 29, 2004.
Under provisions of the Canada Elections Act that took effect on May 14, 2004, parties were only required to nominate one candidate in order to qualify for official party status in the June 28, 2004 federal election. This meant that Progressive Canadian Party candidates were listed on the ballot alongside the party's name, rather than being designated as independents.
The new PC Party aims to be the successor to the former Progressive Conservative Party. A few prominent figures are associated with this new party ...
Michael Schmidt, the food freedom activist made famous through his battles in support of raw milk, is running for the Progressive Conservative nomination in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, Ontario. Recently, Schmidt conducted a self-interview. An excerpt:
I am a Progressive Conservative in the truest sense of the word; conserving nature, conserving values, conserving basic rights, conserving the art of dialogue and debate.
I am progressive because I have a vision for the future, a vision how we can return to basic core values, a vision how we can de-regulate, a vision how to return more ...
Fredericton businessman and realtor Ian Culligan says he intends to seek the Progressive Conservative nomination for the riding of Fredericton-Silverwood.
Culligan is a longtime resident of Fredericton and attended Devon School and Fredericton High School.
A graduate of the New Brunswick Institute of Technology in Moncton, Culligan earned a bachelor degree in teaching and education from the University of New Brunswick and obtained his master's degree from the University of Ottawa.
A retired civil servant, Culligan is the owner and president of Panda Consulting Services Inc., a firm ...
Province: Alward reiterates desire to stop sale of NB Power assets to Quebec
ROTHESAY - The heated debate over the NB Power deal was on the back burner Monday when provincial Progressive Conservative leader David Alward took the podium to speak to the Kennebecasis Valley business community.
Alward, the keynote speaker at a Kennebecasis Valley Chamber of Commerce luncheon, said he wanted to use the opportunity to build a relationship with the crowd.
"I am here giving people a chance to get to know who I am as the leader of the PC party," said the opposition leader. "What I felt was ...
Harper Senate Reform undermines Democracy and National Unity: former Tory Cabinet Minister and PC Party Leader, Sinclair Stevens states. For Immediate Release February 5, 2013.Newmarket, Ont. - The Hon. Sinclair Stevens, Leader of the Progressive Canadian Party, today stated his serious concern that the Harper government’s appointments and proposals for Senate Reform again undermine democracy in Canada and Canadian national unity.The Harper government claims a strong mandate but it is based on the support of only 39% of Canadians in the 2011 election."Harper’s appointments are mere patronage and partisanship, showing no interest in democracy and threatening national unity," Stevens said. "His appointees pledge to vote as he wishes rather than, as Senators, to determine what is best for Canada." Stevens added, "Harper’s Senate Reform proposals threaten Canadian unity by making Senators militant advocates of each province’s interest against all the others and against Canada, making Canada and parliament answer to Senators elected by the provinces and appointed by himself as prime minister. Yet his constitution
WHAT PREVENTS CANADIANS FROM BEING MORE INNOVATIVE AND WEALTHY? "Creativity lies at the heart of modern competitiveness.Innovation is the ability to create new products and services, to produce existing products in new ways, and to develop new markets. It drives productivity; it drives growth; and it drives our living standards. The problem is that Canada is not an innovation leader".The above quote is from Kevin Lynch's article in The Globe and Mail entitled, Canada has everything going for it- except innovation. Canada's attitude toward itself has been called many things, a colonial mentality, a weak sister mentality, and a branch plant mentality, but no matter what term you use to describe Canada, they all refer to the fact that Canada is content just to sit back and do things they way that things have always been done, with attention to innovation or change being minimal to the point of being non-existent. I am referring, of course to the attitude in which the governments, both past and present have not introduced any real creativity in terms
Canada's 1% Inequality - What Steps Should We Take? According to a report entitled, "The Rise in Canada's Richest 1%", by Armine Alnizyan, written for The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, "Canada's richest are taking over more gains from economic growth than ever before in recorded history". Among those 1%, 246,000 privileged few took almost 32% of all growth in incomes between 1997 and 2007. Armine Alnizyan goes on to say, "That's a bigger piece of the action than any other generation of rich Canadians has taken"."Income trends over the past 90 years reveal that incomes are as concentrated in the hands of the richest1% as they were in the roaring twenties, but even then, those elite few didn't experience as rapid a growth in their income share as has occurred in the past twenty years", she says. Clearly there has never been a more widespread or heartfelt discrepancy - so what is the cause?The report states that historically Canada's elite few relied not on earned income but on returns on investments in stocks and bonds, and re