Parti bleu

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The Blue Party (Parti bleu) was a political group that contested elections in the Eastern section of the Province of Canada.wikipedia
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Reform movement (pre-Confederation Canada)

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The party was formed in 1854 by conservative members of the former Reform movement, following in the tradition of Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Francis Hincks.
The movement dissolved after responsible government was granted to the Province of Canada in 1848, with members forming the Parti bleu and Parti rouge in Canada East and the Liberal Party in Canada West, among other smaller parties.

George-Étienne Cartier

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The first leader of the Blue Party, George-Étienne Cartier, was the Premier of Canada East.
In the years leading up to Confederation, Cartier was a dominant figure in the politics of Canada East as leader of the Parti bleu.

Liberal-Conservative Party

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The Blue Party held majorities in Canada East uninterrupted from 1854 to 1867, and often formed coalition governments with the English-speaking Conservatives from Canada East, and the Liberal-Conservative Party from Canada West.
The roots of the name are in the coalition of 1853 in which moderate Reformers and Conservatives from Canada West joined with bleus from Canada East under the dual premiership of Sir Allan MacNab and A.-N. Morin.

Conservative Party of Quebec (historical)

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After confederation in 1867, the party was dissolved, and members became part of the Conservative Party of Quebec at the provincial level, and the Conservative Party of Canada federally.
The party originated as the Parti bleu which was formed around 1850.

Province of Canada

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The Blue Party (Parti bleu) was a political group that contested elections in the Eastern section of the Province of Canada.
The Liberal-Conservative Party emerged from a coalition government in 1854 in which moderate Reformers and Conservatives from Canada West joined with bleus from Canada East under the dual prime-ministership of Allan MacNab and A.-N. Morin.

Parti rouge

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Their main electoral challenge came from the Red Party, a secularist left-wing party.
The Red Party did not experience electoral success in the same manner as the Blue Party, their electoral rivals in Canada East.

Conservative Party of Canada (1867–1942)

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After confederation in 1867, the party was dissolved, and members became part of the Conservative Party of Quebec at the provincial level, and the Conservative Party of Canada federally.
The roots of the party are in the pre-Confederation coalition government of 1854 comprising the Parti bleu of George-Étienne Cartier], along with [[Ontario Liberals and Whiggs led by Sir John A. Macdonald. It was out of this coalition that the Liberal-Conservative Party (generally known as the Liberal Party) was formed and it was this period that formed the basis for Confederation in 1867.

List of Joint Premiers of the Province of Canada

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The first leader of the Blue Party, George-Étienne Cartier, was the Premier of Canada East.

Canadian Confederation

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After confederation in 1867, the party was dissolved, and members became part of the Conservative Party of Quebec at the provincial level, and the Conservative Party of Canada federally. The party supported Confederation, the dismantling of the seigneurial system, and the role of the Catholic Church in Canadian society.
After several years of legislative paralysis in the Province of Canada caused by the need to maintain a double legislative majority (a majority of both the Canada East and Canada West delegates in the Province of Canada's legislature), Macdonald had led his Liberal-Conservative Party into the Great Coalition with George-Étienne Cartier's Parti bleu and George Brown's Clear Grits.

Narcisse-Fortunat Belleau

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Prior to Canadian Confederation, he served as the leader of the blue party in Canada East.

Coalition government

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Their strong electoral performance allowed them to form a coalition government with the Canada West Conservatives lead by Allan MacNab.
In Canada, the Great Coalition was formed in 1864 by the Clear Grits, Parti bleu, and Liberal-Conservative Party.

Étienne-Paschal Taché

Sir Étienne-Paschal TachéÉtienne TachéE.P. Taché
Sir Étienne-Paschal Taché was the first leader of the Ministerialist group, but was replaced by George-Étienne Cartier as the Blue Party was formed.
At the Confederation Debates, he stated that "Confederation was imperative if Canadians 'desired to remain British and monarchical, and ... desired to pass our children these advantages. These ideas reflected the ideas of the conservative Parti bleu (with which Taché was associated).

Canada East

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The Blue Party (Parti bleu) was a political group that contested elections in the Eastern section of the Province of Canada.

Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine

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The party was formed in 1854 by conservative members of the former Reform movement, following in the tradition of Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Francis Hincks.

Francis Hincks

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The party was formed in 1854 by conservative members of the former Reform movement, following in the tradition of Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Francis Hincks.

Responsible government

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The Reform Party was a broad movement, organized around achieving responsible government in the Province of Canada.

First Russell ministry

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After 1848, when responsible government was introduced by the Imperial Government, the unifying policy of the movement had been achieved and the movement began to break down.

List of elections in the Province of Canada

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The Ministerialists experienced electoral success in the Canadian general election, 1854.

Allan MacNab

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Their strong electoral performance allowed them to form a coalition government with the Canada West Conservatives lead by Allan MacNab.

Motion of no confidence

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The number of factions in the legislature made it difficult to secure majorities on government legislation, forcing the Blue-Conservative coalition out for a four-day period in 1858 after losing a non-confidence vote.

Seigneurial system of New France

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The party supported Confederation, the dismantling of the seigneurial system, and the role of the Catholic Church in Canadian society.

Catholic Church

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The party supported Confederation, the dismantling of the seigneurial system, and the role of the Catholic Church in Canadian society.

Lieutenant Governor of Quebec

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List of political parties in Canada

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