|Slogan||Vision for the future|
|Current Membership||NUMBER OF MEMBERS|
|Representation||87 Deputies, 19 Senators|
|Key People||Steven Harper (Leader), Jozef Liebermann, etc.|
|Political Outlook||Centre-right to right-wing|
The Progressive Conservative Party has been one of the two major NAL political parties for much of the 20th century. The first elected General Moderator from the party was Gwrthiern ffeil Gwilim. Others included four GMs in a row--Juanita Edith Baker-Stuart, Jowcko map Jowcko, Edward Moore O'Kinneide and James Wainwright.
The P-Cs arose from dissatisfaction with either of the then-two major parties, the Whigs and Conservative Democrats. It was initially a purely local party in Virginia which inspired similar parties to form in other provinces. By 1910 a conference of such local parties united into what became a new League-wide political faction. There was a fair amount of debate at the time which of two version of the party name to use--"Progressive Conservative" or "Conservative Progressive."
As per the name, its general philosophy has been to steer a new course for the NAL while retaining the standards and traditions of the past. In practice this has meant (usually) an activist foreign policy with an emphasis on limited government programs. Unlike, for example, more Socialistic Parties the P-Cs do not decry the idea of economic class (linking same with the idea of nobless oblige) nor do they distrust the free market. The more right-wing members of the party tend to also embrace an ideal of fierce individualism.
John Robert O'Kinneide (Senator from Mass.) was the guiding power in the Progressive Conservatives for over a generation until his death in 2007. He ran for the General Moderatorship three times, and when in 2000 he lacked the votes for a nomination, prevented the convention from nominating anyone else. This public relations disaster might have ended his career save for the Watergap Scandal which placed him back in a leadership role. However, several prominent PC politicos quit the party soon after to form a new, centrist party dubbed the Covenant Loyalist Party.
The current Leader of the Party is Senator Steven Harper of Les Plaines. He is also Opposition Whip in the Senate.
Since the 1930s, the Progressive Conservatives have used an American Bald Eagle as their mascot, in rivalry with the Whig Owl and Conservative Democrat Turtle.
Major members of the party past and present include:
- Jacobia Lord Governor Alister Sharpton
- Joseph F. O'Kinneide Sr.
- Former Jacobia Lord Governor James Erroll Carter III (born 1939)
- Jacobia Delegate Amy Carter (born 1968)
- Septimus Derleth (born 1930), former Moderator of Ontario
- Bruce Stanfield, the First Viceroy of the NAL
Until recently Political commentator H. Ross Lambaugh of ABC radio was a prominent support of the Party, but publically disavowed all connection with same following revelation involving the Watergap Scandal.
Lesser known but still somewhat prominent members include:
- Geoffrey Sessions, MP from Mobile province.
- Franklin Dibb, MP from Ouisconsin province, and Opposition Whip.
- Patrick O'Cathasaigh, MP from Pennsylvaania
The day-to-day governing body of the P-Cs is the National Committee. It is composed of Provincial Party Chairs, each of whom are chosen on a local level.