Constitution of the Progressive Canadian Provincial Conservative Party
1.1 The name of the Party is the "PROGRESSIVE CANADIAN PROVINCIAL CONSERVATIVE PARTY".
2.1 As Progressive Canadians, we believe in a balance between fiscal accountability, progressive social policy and individual rights and responsibilities.
2.2 The Progressive Canadian Provincial Conservative Party exists to:
2.2.1 Build a provincial coalition of people who share these beliefs and who reflect the regional, cultural and socio-economic diversity ;
2.2.2 Develop this coalition, embracing our differences and respecting our traditions, yet honouring a concept of Alberta as the greater sum of strong parts; and
2.2.3 Provide an organizational framework within which Members of the Progressive Canadian Provincial Conservative Party can effect change, gather public support for its policies and influence government policy through the nomination of Progressive Canadian Provincial Conservative Party candidates in every constituency and the election of Progressive Canadian Provincial Conservative Party Members of the Alberta Legislature, for the betterment of the Province and Canada.
2.3 The Party will operate in a manner accountable and responsive to its Members.
3.1 The principles of the Progressive Canadian Provincial Conservative Party are:
3.1.1 A belief in loyalty to a sovereign and united Canada governed in accordance with the Constitution of Canada, the supremacy of democratic parliamentary institutions and the rule of law;
3.1.2 A belief in the equality of all Albertans;
3.1.3 A belief in the freedoms of the individual, including freedom of speech, worship and assembly;
3.1.4 A belief in our constitutional monarchy, the institutions of Parliament and the democratic process;
3.1.5 A belief in the federal system of government as the best expression of the diversity of our country, and in the desirability of strong provincial and territorial governments;
3.1.6 A belief that the best guarantors of the prosperity and well-being of the people of Alberrta are:
22.214.171.124 the freedom of individual Canadians to pursue their enlightened and legitimate self-interest within a competitive economy;
126.96.36.199 the freedom of individual Canadians to enjoy the fruits of their labour to the greatest possible extent; and
188.8.131.52 the right to own property.
3.1.7 A belief that a responsible government must be fiscally prudent and should be limited to those responsibilities which cannot be discharged reasonably by the individual or others;
3.1.8 A belief that it is the responsibility of individuals to provide for themselves, their families and their dependents, while recognizing that government must respond to those who require assistance and compassion;
3.1.9 A belief that the purpose of Alberta as a province and its government, guided by reflective and prudent leadership, is to create a climate wherein individual initiative is rewarded, excellence is pursued, security and privacy of the individual is provided and prosperity is from a free competitive market economy;
3.1.10 A belief that the quality of the environment is a vital part of our heritage to be protected by each generation for the next;
3.1.11 A belief that Alberta should accept its obligations among the provinces of Canada; and
3.1.12 A belief that good and responsible government is attentive to the people it represents and has representatives who at all times conduct themselves in an ethical manner and display integrity, honesty and concern for the best interest of all.
3.2 The leadership of the Party is accountable to its Members for ensuring that policies espoused by the Party are guided by these principles.
3.3 Party Colours. The symbolic colour for the PCPC provincial party is HTML/CSS purple (hex color code #800080(also known as patriarch/purple color). As we are a Centralist party, Patriarch Purple is exactly halfway between red and blue and its value is also halfway between white and black. We draw ideas and policies from both the left and right political ideology and the path followed by progressive conservatives is to consider all realistic options and support implementation of that which best serves the interests of all people involved. A Progressive-Conservative is a person seeking to balance fiscal and social responsibility.
There are those who present extremes on any issue, namely, the "blue rightwingers" and "red or orange left wingers". They tend to follow their rigid beliefs rather than the realities of situations as to what their constituents want. A traditional name for this tone of purple is patriarch. The first recorded use of patriarch as a color name was in English in 1925.