The populist riddle: who can you recruit to support their own race to the bottom?
In the U.S., anger, distrust, and bitterness over change can take precedence over voters’ concerns about policies that influence their own lives and economic standing. To what extent this applies in Canada, however, remains to be seen.
As reported by the Toronto Star, Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole, right, intrigued by the shift of blue-collar voters to the right in Britain led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and in the U.S. under Donald Trump, left, is paying for social media tactics from British-based consultants who worked for Johnson during the 2019 U.K. election, writes Les Whittington. Official White House photograph by Shealah Craighead, Flickr photograph by Arno Mikkor, The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade