It's something the party takes a lot of ribbing for, but arose because in the
Depression era, or even early for all I can remember, the Prairie-based Populist
group, the Progressives, joined with the Tory, Bay Street boys, the
Conservatives.

Incidentally true conservatism as we understand it outside the US is "Toryism,"
and seeks merely to preserve the status quo. It is most ironic to me that the one
single thing that led to Thatcher's downfall was her imposition of a poll tax. If
I recall my US history correctly, wasn't a poll tax one of the so-called
"Intolerable Acts"?

Steven Montgomery wrote:

> At 09:23 PM 11/9/2002, Marc wrote:
> >in my opinion). Melchin is Progressive Conservative, which is the dynasty
> >here,
> >and has been since 1970 or so.
>
> Now there's an oxymoron if I ever heard one. How can one claim to be a
> "progressive" (which has socialist roots) and conservative (which
> ostensibly should be anti-socialist) at the same time?
>
> --
> Steven Montgomery
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> "Nations are defined by their founders. George Washington set a standard of
> selfless public service and heroic private virtue against which American
> politicians continue to be measured - and found wanting - even today."
> --Steven W. Mosher
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Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

“Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick
himself up and continue on” – Winston Churchill

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