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 ...
Three people have entered the race to become the new Progressive Conservative candidate for the Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills constituency, which includes the towns of Crossfield, Irricana and Beiseker,
Darcy Davis, Al Kemmere and William Stevenson are all vying for the position, to be determined by card-holding PC members, Nov. 26.
The youngest of the three, William Stevenson, 40, an accountant with a background in business and agriculture, grew up in Airdrie and regularly spent time on his family farm north of Crossfield.
He has been a member of both the provincial and federal PC parties ...
"Redford shows her Liberal colours; Clunkers, flip-flops can no longer be chalked up to rookie mistakes," by Lorne Gunter, Nov. 6.
Lorne Gunter has brought to mind what I have been saying for years.
There are a lot of liberals and Liberals masquerading around in the Progressive Conservative party, and thank God for that.
If the PC party were to espouse the true philosophy of right-wing conservatism, as they sometimes profess to do, it would no longer get elected in this province.
Think for example when Ralph Klein, who thought of himself as God's gift to Albertans, kept attempting to ...
Sagging in the polls and with several veterans headed for retirement, Alberta Liberals faced more grim news Monday when one of their most seasoned MLAs - Bridget Pastoor - jumped ship to the Tory government.
The surprise floor-crossing came just a few weeks after the two-term MLA for Leth-bridge-East was named party whip by new Liberal Leader Raj Sherman, who himself left the Tories last year.
"In my mind, this is not a partisan decision. I have the utmost respect for Raj Sherman, a man who stood up for what he believed in," Pastoor said at the legislature, flanked by Premier Alison ...
PCAA President, Jim McCormick Remembers Lou Hyndman 'It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our good friend, Lou Hyndman. As one of the andlsquo;Original Six' Progressive Conservative MLAs to be elected in 1967 Lou was instrumental in blazing the trail for our Party and setting the stage for future Progressive Conservative governments. Lou was an integral member of our PC Family and he will be dearly missed.' - PCAA President, Jim McCormick
PC Alberta President, Jim McCormick Remembers Bill Stewart 'On behalf of the members of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta I would like to express our condolences to the family of Bill Stewart. Bill was an incredible supporter of our Association and an integral member of our PC Family. Through the years Bill dedicated his time to serving on numerous Party boards and committees, supporting our fundraising and outreach efforts. He will be dearly missed. Our thoughts are with the Stewart family at this difficult time.' - Jim McCormick, PC Alberta President
PCAA President, Jim McCormick Remembers Chris Gibbons 'On behalf of the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta I would like to offer condolences to the family of Chris Gibbons. Chris has been a longtime volunteer and supporter of our Party whom for many years served as President of Calgary - Fish Creek. Despite his failing health Chris continued to dedicate his time to ensuring our Association's continued success through supporting his local Constituency Association's initiatives and providing guidance to the Calgary Fish Creek Campaign team in the 2012 Provincial Election. He will be missed by many of us.' - PCAA President, Jim McCormick