Conservative party and canadas tory tradition: **conservative toryism seldom fully overshadowed parties commitment to principles of market liberalism, macdonald, blend of toryism and market liberalism, borden continued blend, diefenbaker/stan eld proponents of democratic red toryism www. notesolution. com. Chapter 18: progressive conservative party fights for survival. Heavy indebtedness, political marginality, two large opposition parties, idea of alliance with reform. Mulroney and rise of regional parties obstacles, and historical pattern of party comp. Pcs poor social base and weak riding associations in quebec belie their claims to being national entity. Tories government in waiting party. liberals seen as canadas party. 1. liberals worked art of brokerage parties well, balancing demands of econmic and socil interests. tories were less able to respond to demands from rapid industrialization and urbanizing and multic regions. 2. liberal domination of quebec. creates continual problem for torys. Tory syndrome , re ect partys inferior status. referrs to parties self destructive tendencies leadership ghts. www. notesolution. com.