John A. Considered the Founder of the Conservative Party of Canada

1867-present
Conservative Party Whips group circa 1880 by William Topley. L. to R.: Rufus Stephenson, Adolphe Caron, Arthur T.H. Williams, last two unidentified. Source: Library and Archives Canada.Pinterest
Conservative Party Whips group circa 1880 by William Topley. L. to R.: Rufus Stephenson, Adolphe Caron, Arthur T.H. Williams, last two unidentified. Source: Library and Archives Canada.

Our national political parties have served as one of the places where like-minded Canadians can gather under one tent. Canada's national parties continue to perform this valuable function in our society today. Sir John A. Macdonald is considered the founder of the modern Canada's Conservative party.