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Either of the two aristocratic factions opposed by the Reformers in the 1837 rebellions
 
This prominent lawyer led the Tories in Canada West during the early days of responsible government
 
Tory supporters burned sections of Montreal in 1849 after the Assembly passed this legislation
 
The best known father of Confederation
 
The conservative party in Quebec went by this colourful name before Confederation
 
They were led by this man into 'The Grand Coalition' with Macdonald
 
The first national Conservative party, with a rather confusing hyphenated name
 
Macdonald approved the creation of this force to police the Northwest Territories
 
Scandal which brought down the first Conservative government
 
His execution in 1885 devastated the party's fortunes in Quebec
 
The year Macdonald died
 
The man who succeeded him belatedly as leader and Prime Minister
 
Dashing young Prime Minister who died suddenly at Windsor Castle
 
Summoned by the Governor-General to help choose a new Prime Minister, this elder statesman suggested himself, and was duly appointed
 
#14 was ousted by the Conservative caucus over this sensitive issue
 
They chose this aging Father of Confederation to succeed him
 
The Conservatives vigourously opposed an independent Canadian navy , deriding it as this
 
This man led Canada through WWI
 
The Conservatives won the 1911 election on the strength of their opposition to this
 
The issue of conscription in WWI led many English Liberals to join the Conservative Party, contesting the 1917 election under this banner
 
He was picked by Cabinet and the Governor-General to succeed Borden in 1920, but he declined for personal reasons
 
The caucus chose this agrarian hardliner instead
 
#22 was unexpectedly appointed Prime Minister again in 1925 as a result of this constitutional crisis
 
The first Conservative leadership convention was held in 1927 in this city
 
This local businessman and politician was elected leader and became Prime Minister in 1930
 
The Conservative government introduced punitive measures during the Great Depression, including compelling the unemployed to report to these
 
The unpopularity of the Prime Minister led to this nickname for horse-drawn carriages
 
He unsuccessfully attempted to forge a second wartime coalition in the 1940 election
 
Manitoba premier John Bracken accepted the Conservative leadership in 1942, provided the party add this word to its name
 
Former Ontario premier who became leader of the PCs in 1949
 
#30 advocated the mass immigration of people from this country
 
This man first gained fame as a defence attourney in his native province
 
The 1958 election returned the largest majority in Canadian history for the Conservatives; the election became popularly known as this
 
The Tories won Quebec largely thanks to the support of 'le chef':
 
Diefenbaker began trade relations with this country
 
The cancellation of this costly aviation project proved deeply unpopular
 
The Conservative government began a controversial program to develop this area of Canada
 
This minister resigned at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, challenging Diefenbaker's leadership
 
The Conservatives agreed to house these American missiles on Canadian soil. but were divided on whether they should be armed with nuclear warheads
 
His classic Lament for A Nation expressed deep concern about American influence on Canadian culture, politics, and technology
 
Conservative journalist, satirist and Diefenbaker nemesis
 
Diefenbaker was forced to resign as PC leader in this year
 
The controversial new policy regarding Quebec that dominated the leadership convention and was subsequently rejected
 
The man elected at that convention, called 'the greatest Prime Minister Canada never had'
 
The above could best be described as one of these conservatives, socially moderate and advocating a role for government in the economy
 
The first black MP, elected in 1968, who later served as Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario
 
Stanfield dropped this in a famous (and embarrassing) campaign photograph
 
Stanfield's support for this Trudeau policy nearly led to his ouster
 
John Diefenbaker quipped that the Conservatives had celebrated the Year of the Child by electing this man leader
 
#49 bacame Canada's youngest Prime Minister, at age 41, in this year
 
The first woman to be appointed Secretary of State for External Affairs
 
Clark's vision of Canada summed up in this repetitious phrase
 
The Conservative minority government collapsed after MPs from this party abstained from voting on the budget
 
He built a 'Conservative coalition' from east to west and swept to power in 1984
 
#54's retort to John Turner in a televised debate that has been called 'the knockout punch'; Turner was arguing that he had no choice but to accept patronage appointments
 
The Conservatives reversed their old position and won re-election in 1988 by campaigning for free trade with this country
 
The failed Accord that would have seen Quebec ratify the Constitution in exchange for special status
 
The fatal phrase in the above that attracted widespread opposition from the western provinces in particular
 
The party formed in 1987 to express Western alienation among grassroots conservatives
 
The founder of this party
 
The party's slogan
 
Its first elected MP
 
Among the demands of the western provinces was that the Senate be reformed on this model
 
This Quebec cabinet minister resigned in 1990 to lead the separatist Bloc Quebecois
 
The Mulroney government called in the Canadian army to end a standoff in this Quebec town
 
The government unsuccessfully tried to pass a federal law governing this practice, after the Morgentaler decision
 
This disgraced media tycoon often accused the Canadian media of a 'soft left' bias
 
The maligned sales tax introduced by the PCs in 1990
 
The second failed Constitutional Accord, defeated by referendum in 1992
 
She became the first female Prime Minister in 1993
 
This Conservative strategist of the 80s and 90s later ran for mayor of Toronto and led the Ontario PCs
 
The Conservatives were soundly defeated in 1993, reduced to just this many seats
 
First elected to the House of Commons for Reform in 1993; left politics in 1997 after a falling out with his mentor
 
A 1995 convention confirmed him as leader of the PCs
 
Joe Clark returned to politics to lead the PCs again in 1998, representing a riding in this province
 
The Reform Party initated a series of these conferences hoping to 'unite the Right'
 
The party changed its name in response, resulting in this unflattering acronym
 
They went by this truncated name instead
 
This relative unknown won the leadership of the party and became Leader of the Official Opposition; criticized for his inexperience and extreme religious views
 
Comedian Rick Mercer made light of #79's alleged proposal to hold a referendum on any issue if this proportion of the population requested one
 
The breakaway caucus that rebelled against the leadership of #79, forcing his resignation
 
Prior to his return to elected politics, Stephen Harper served as National Chairman of this archconservative interest group
 
The last Progressive Conservative leader, currently serving as Minister of Defence
 
He took over as interim Opposition leader while the merger was finalized
 
The modern Conservative Party was formed in this year
 
A broker of the deal to create the Conservative Party, she ran unsuccessfully for the leadership and later defected to the Liberals
 
This Alberta commentator launched his magazine, the Western Standard, in 2004
 
During the 2004 election campaign, the Liberals repeatedly accused Harper of having this
 
Harper came under fire for a 2003 press conference he gave in support of this unpopular event
 
Further to the above, Harper and other Alliance MPs took out an ad in this American newspaper apologizing for the Canadian government's position
 
In 2006, the Conservatives promised to introduce this legislation to make government more transparent
 
The Conservative platform was highlighted by these enumerated promises
 
Seats won in the 2006 election
 
The Harper government offered a $600 benefit for the purposes of this, rather than a national program
 
Shortly after taking office, the government announced that Canada would not meet its obligations under this agreement
 
The government caucus circulated a handbook on obstructing these, drawing much criticism
 
The government's decision to tax these led to condemnation from seniors' groups and business
 
This former Tory strategist and theorist published a tell-all memoir in 2007
 
Lax food inspection measures imposed by the government were blamed for a 2008 outbreak of this disease
 
Himself a Progressive Conservative, Newfoundland and Labrador premier Danny Williams urged this strategy in the 2008 election
 
Despite passing legislation for these, Stephen Harper asked the Governor-General to dissolve Parliament for an October 2008 vote
 
Seats won in the 2008 election
 
The Harper government used this royal perogative twice since the last election
 
Former diplomat Richard Colvin accused the Conservative government of covering up torture of detainees in this country
 
The former Conservative MP accused of influence-peddling
 
,His wife, expelled from the Conservative caucus
 
The government called an inquiry in 2009 into the dealings of a former Prime Minister with this man
 
The Harper government proposed in 2010 to privatize this crown corporation
 
As of 2010, Canada's longest serving Senator, and the last remaining federal Progressive Conservative
 
This former journalist and Conservative Senator was charged with breach of trust and conspiracy related to his expenses
 
After the 2015 federal election, she was appointed interim leader of the Conservative Party
 

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