This is what's wrong with Canada's Right - 2019-01-11
This month's duelling cover stories go inside the angry, closed-minded, petty world of Canadian politics—and how to fix it. Here's why we did it.
During Ontario's Progressive Conservative leadership race last winter, Bill Fox donated to Caroline Mulroney's campaign. The party immediately began carpet-bombing him with fundraising messages denouncing the "downtown elites" they were going to take down. "When you live in a condominium in Leslieville at the corner of Dundas and Carlaw, it's pretty hard not to take that a little personally," says Fox, hooting with laughter.
He was Brian Mulroney's director of communications when Mulroney steered the PCs to a historic federal majority of 211 seats in 1984, but Fox hasn't felt at home with the current federal Conservatives for years, mostly because of the party's social policy and anti-elite bent. He can see the feeling is mutual. "In their mind, I am now part of the 'other,' " he says. "I'm not them."