Progressive Conservative Party


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Progressive Conservative Party

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Canada) a former major political party with conservative policies; merged with the Conservative Party in 2003
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Progres′sive Conserv′ative Par`ty


n.
a political party in Canada characterized by conservatism.
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