Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta

The Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta (often referred to colloquially as Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta) was a provincial centre-right[3][4] party in the Canadian province of Alberta. The party formed the provincial government, without interruption, from 1971 until the party's defeat in the 2015 provincial election[5] under Premiers Peter Lougheed, Don Getty, Ralph Klein, Ed Stelmach, Alison Redford, Dave Hancock and Jim Prentice. At 44 years, this was the longest unbroken run in government at the provincial or federal level in Canadian history.

Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
Former provincial party
FoundedSeptember 1, 1905 (1905-09-01)
DissolvedJuly 24, 2017 (de facto)
February 7, 2020 (de jure)
Merged intoUnited Conservative Party
HeadquartersCalgary, Alberta
IdeologyLiberal conservatism
Red Toryism[1][2]
Political positionCentre-right[3][4]
ColoursBlue, orange

In July 2017, the party membership of the PC and the Wildrose Party voted to approve a merger to become the United Conservative Party (UCP). Due to previous legal restrictions that did not formally permit parties to merge or transfer their assets, the PC Party and Wildrose Party maintained a nominal existence and ran one candidate each in the 2019 election in order to prevent forfeiture of their assets. The UCP government later passed legislation removing the legal restriction for party mergers, and the party officially dissolved on February 7, 2020.