Conservative Party of Quebec
The Conservative Party of Quebec (French: Parti conservateur du Québec; PCQ) is a provincial political party in Quebec, Canada. It was authorized on March 25, 2009 by the Chief Electoral Officer of Quebec.
|Leader||Adrien D. Pouliot|
|Founded||March 25, 2009|
|Headquarters||CP 133 Suc. Mont-Royal, |
|Political position||Centre-right to Right-wing|
|Seats in the National Assembly|
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The Conservative Party of Quebec ran twenty-seven candidates in the 2012 general election.
On February 23, 2013, industrialist Adrien D. Pouliot was elected as the new leader of the party and as a result immediately implemented more of a centre-right vision. He replaced the party's social conservative stance, replacing it with a social liberal value system while still keeping fiscal conservative values. For the 2014 provincial election, the party used the name "Équipe Adrien Pouliot - Parti conservateur du Québec" (Team Adrien Pouliot - Conservative Party of Quebec).
The PCQ ran sixty candidates in the 2014 general election.
In November 2009, Fontaine offered Éric Caire, who at the time sat with the Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ), the opportunity to join the party and become its leader, with the goal of attracting disaffected ADQ supporters. This did not materialize and Caire sat as an independent before joining the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) in 2011.
In November 2011, the party leader, Serge Fontaine, left the Conservative Party to join the CAQ led by François Legault.
2012 and later
In contrast to the newly formed CAQ, which is neutral on the sovereignty issue, Harvey said the Conservatives will be federalist, promote a social conservative agenda and a flat tax.
In December 2012, De Martin launched a leadership election. As a result, two contenders, Daniel Brisson and Adrien D. Pouliot, declared their intention to run.
Pouliot took the leadership on February 23, 2013 and immediately put a new constitution forward for the members present at its convention. It was immediately ratified by all the members and refocused the stance of the party to more of a centre-right value system. Later that day, he took a stance against the proposed Parti Québécois laws 14 and 20.
In the 2014 provincial election, the party nominated 60 candidates, who won 16,429 votes, 0.39 percent of the total votes cast in the province. In the 2018 election, these numbers increased to 101 nominated candidates winning 59,055 votes, or 1.46 percent of the total votes.
- Leader: Adrien D. Pouliot
- President: (vacancy)
- Finance commission president: (vacancy)
- Organizational commission president: Samuel Fillion Doiron
- Political commission president: Guy Morissette
- Secretary general: Mikey Colangelo-Lauzon
- Communications commission president: Valérie Tremblay
- Regional vice presidents: Anne DeBlois, Patrick St-Onge, Jean-Philippe Chaussé.
|Election||Seats won||Seats contested||Popular vote||Popular vote (%)||Legislative role||Party leader|
|2012||0||27||7,652||0.18%||No representation in National Assembly||Luc Harvey|
|2014||0||60||16,429||0.39%||No representation in National Assembly||Adrien Pouliot|
|2018||0||101||59,053||1.46%||No representation in National Assembly||Adrien Pouliot|
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